Funeral Songs

Songs for Funerals 

There are a lot of aspects to planning a funeral that many people don’t think about. Not only do you have to gather personal information and memories about the person you’ve lost, but there are memorial service pamphlets to buy and pictures to print out along with many other things that need to be planned. One aspect of a typical funeral service that is important, is the funeral music that is chosen to set the mood and reflect the memory of the deceased loved one. We can help you pick from some of the best funeral songs of all time. 


Choosing the right songs can often feel like an impossible task. How do you find one that perfectly articulates the feelings or emotions you want the service to convey? Do you want to go with a more modern funeral song or a classic? Should it be a religious funeral song, focusing on the journey to heaven, or one that celebrates the life lived? These are just some of the things you might want to consider when choosing a memorial song.


If you need a little help in choosing the most uplifting songs for the funeral you’re planning, this list is a comprehensive collection of many popular funeral song options. These songs inspire positive thoughts and reflect feelings of loss when you are missing your loved one. The right song can help turn a funeral into a celebration of life for one you lost. 


Certain songs take a more religious approach, like funeral hymns, and speak to the vision of the loved one watching down from heaven. Others may speak to what the person really meant to everyone and the impact they had on each person's life. These types of songs take on a more general feeling of loss that mourners feel in these times. This song playlist offers some of the best funeral song options, from traditional funeral songs to more modern ones, to help you find something that might be the right fit for your memorial ceremony.


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Popular Funeral Songs


Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

Time of Your Life - Green Day 

Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran

We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn

Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum

Candle in the Wind – Elton John

Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton

Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel) -- Billy Joel

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey

Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

Knocking on Heaven’s Door - Bob Dylan

Wish You Were Here -  Pink Floyd

In the Arms of an Angel - Sarah McLachlan 

I will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan

Halo – Beyonce





Country Funeral Songs



Go Rest High on That Mountain – Vince Gill

When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley

One More Day – Diamond Rio 

Angels Among Us – Alabama

Just A Closer Walk With Thee – Patsy Cline

If Tomorrow Never Comes – Garth Brooks

Who You’d Be Today – Kenny Chesney

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

Heaven Was Needing a Hero – Jo Dee Messina

If I Die Young – The Band Perry

Drink a Beer – Luke Bryan

Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood

You Should Be Here – Cole Swindell

If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away – Justin Moore

I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton

Amazing Grace – Alan Jackson


Christian Funeral Songs


Jealous of the Angels – Donna Taggart

How Great Thou Art – Carrie Underwood

Heaven’s Now My Home – Libby Allen

Dancing in the Sky – Dani and Lizzy

Dancing with the Angels – Monk & Neagle

I’ll See You Again – Westlife

It Is Not Death to Die – Sovereign Grace

On My Way Home – The Booth Brothers

Heaven Song – Phil Wickham

I Will Rise – Chris Tomlin


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