The right music can soothe the soul and set the tone for a beautiful funeral to honour a loved one

Music evokes all sorts of emotions in us. Our favourite music can calm us when we’re fearful or inspire us when we’re down. During a major life crisis such as a death, it is often therapeutic for the bereaved to play songs favoured by the deceased as a means of comfort. 

Here are some songs popularly played during a funeral:


Ave Maria” by Shubert
Nimrod” by Elgar
Adagio in G minor” by Albinoni
How Great Thou Art” by Carrie Underwood


Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton
My Way” by Frank Sinatra
Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver


Amazing Grace” by Chris Tomlin
What a friend we have in Jesus” by Paul Baloche
“Be Thou My Vision”
Blessed Assurance


Lay Me Down‘ by Sam Smith
Wind Beneath My Wings‘ by Bette Midler
Drops of Jupiter” – Train
See you again” by Wiz Khalifa


Over The Rainbow” by Eva Cassidy
Dancing Queen” by ABBA
Memories” by Maroon 5


I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston 
I Will Remember You” by Sarah Maclachlan
Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill 


Angels‘ by Robbie Williams
‘Time To Say Goodbye‘ by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli
In The Arms Of The Angel” by Sarah Mclachlan 
Halo” by Beyonce

For a parent

Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross
When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley
Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran
You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

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