Sacred Music Selections for Mass of Christian Burial


Listed below is a selection of hymns that are appropriate for use at Catholic Funeral Liturgies. If you are unfamiliar with them, the full texts and melodies of these hymns are available upon request. Should you have another request which does not appear on this list, please feel free to discuss it with the Director of Music, who must approve all music choices.

Processional and/or Recessional Hymns


• All Creatures of Our God and King *(not available during the Lenten season)
• Alleluia, Sing to Jesus *(not available during the Lenten season)
• Be Not Afraid
• Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
• I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
• I Know that My Redeemer Lives
• Lift High the Cross
• O God, Our Help in Ages Past
• On Eagles’ Wings
• Sing With All the Saints in Glory
• The Strife is O’er, the Battle Done *(not available during the Lenten season)


Offertory Hymns

• Abide With Me
• Be Thou My Vision
• Blest Are They
• Here I Am, Lord
• Hosea
• Lord of All Hopefulness
• Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
• Prayer of St. Francis [Make Me a Channel of Your Peace]
• Precious Lord, Take My Hand
• The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Communion Hymns

• Blest Are They
• Gift of Finest Wheat
• Soul of My Savior
• Panis Angelicus
• Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All
• Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling

Post-Communion Meditation (if desired)

• Ave Maria
• Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
• O Sanctissima (in honor of the Blessed Mother)
• Prayer of St. Francis
• Precious Lord, Take My Hand

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