Best Traditional Funeral Songs

What are the best traditional songs for a funeral or memorial service?

There are no right or wrong choices when choosing music for a funeral. However, often times people feel more comfortable with traditional funeral music. Since most funerals have their foundation as a religious ceremony, you will find the list below to be mainly hymns with strong religious references. For your convenience, we have compiled the songs in a playlist, making it easy for you to listen to a sample or purchase a song. A listing of the songs is provided below the playlist.

Best Traditional Funeral Songs.

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Best Traditional Funeral Songs

  1. “Amazing Grace” performed by LeAnn Rimes, Elvis Presley, and others
  2. “Abide with Me” performed by Hayley Westenra, Harry Secombe, and others
  3. “Ave Maria” performed by Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Jewel, Celine Dion, and others
  4. “Be Thou My Vision” performed by Selah and others
  5. “Going Home” performed by Kenny G and others
  6. “How Great Thou Art” performed by Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Elvis Presley, and others
  7. “I’ll Walk With God” performed by the Irish Tenors
  8. “In Heavenly Love Abiding” performed by Susan Mack and Ellen Hanna
  9. “Jerusalem” performed by Sinead O’Connor, Paul Robeson, and others
  10. “Morning Has Broken” performed by Cat Stevens and others
  11. “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” performed by Bing Crosby and others
  12. “On Eagles Wings” performed by Michael Crawford
  13. “Pie Jesu” performed by Sarah Brightman, Charlotte Church, the Irish Tenors, and others
  14. “The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended” by Phil Keaggy and others (common bagpipe song)
  15. “The King of Love My Shepherd is”
  16. “The Lord’s My Shepherd”
  17. “Thine be the Glory”

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