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How To Plan Funeral Music [Catholic Funeral: 2021]

Below is a short guide to funeral music. During a catholic funeral mass there are certain points for music. Read on to find suggestions.

How To Plan Funeral Music [Catholic Funeral: 2021]

Funeral Music

Catholic Church Funeral

There are some “rules” when choosing music for a catholic church funeral. Appropriate religious music needs to be selected. If there is a special request then you can discuss this with the musician and priest. Otherwise the following is a suggested playlist.


The programme of music for a funeral needs to include one piece for each of the sections of the ceremony.


  • Entrance Hymns
  • Be Still My Soul
  • How Great Thou Art
  • The Lord’s My Shepherd
  • Be Not Afraid
  • Sweet Heart of Jesus




Be Still My Soul


  • Psalms
  • On Eagles Wings
  • Be Not Afraid
  • Here I Am Lord
  • Sé An Tiarna M’Aoire
  • Mo Grá Thú




On Eagles Wings


  • Offertory
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Ag Criost An Siol
  • The Prayer
  • As I Kneel Before You
  • Pie Jesu



Ave Maria (Schubert)



  • Sign Of Peace
  • Make Me A Channel of Your Peace
  • Tabhair dom do Lámh
  • Gabriel’s Oboe
  • Shalom
  • Dona Nobis Pacem



Make Me A Channel of Your Peace



  • Communion
  • Amazing Grace
  • Pie Jesu
  • Panis Angelicus
  • I Watch the Sunrise
  • The Cloud’s Veil



Amazing Grace



  • End of Mass
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Be Not Afraid
  • You Raise Me Up
  • Amazing Grace
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow



You Raise Me Up