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 compile information and memories about the person you’ve lost, but there are memorial service pamphlets to buy and pictures to print out and many other things that need to be planned. One aspect of a typical funeral service is the music that is chosen to set the mood and reflect the memory of the deceased loved one. Choosing the right songs can 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 to choose the perfect 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 and missing your loved one. Some take a more religious approach and speak to the loved one watching down from heaven. Others speak to what the person really meant to them and the impact they had. These take on a more general feeling of the loss that mourners feel in these times. This song collection offers many 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
To Where You Are – Josh Groban
We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
Angel – Sarah MacLachlan
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
You Can Close Your Eyes – James Taylor
Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk
Halo – Beyonce
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Forever Young – Rod Stewart


Country Funeral Songs



Go Rest High on That Mountain – Vince Gill
When I Get When I’m Going – Brad Paisley
I’m Already These – Lonestar
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
Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw
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
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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