Celebration of Life Musical Selections, Service Song Ideas, and Parting Hymns

Uplifting Sensitive Funeral Music and Memorial Songs

Are you looking for memorial song ideas? For many people, music is one of the most important parts of a memorial. The songs chosen to play at a funeral set a certain tone, touch mourners on an emotional level, and give many a sense of peace and hope. Music can be uplifting, solemn, or comforting and can have deep personal meaning for family and friends.

This page includes:

Country Western Music Songs for Funerals
Beautiful Christian Services Memorial Songs
Loving Music for a Child's Funeral
Sweet Songs for a Baby's Memorial Service
Classical Memorial Music Choices
Joyful Celebration Tunes for a Senior Citizen's Celebration of Life Memorial
Military Funeral Honors Ideas for Fallen Soldiers
Funeral Music Ideas for a Teen, Young Person, or an Adult Grown Child,
or for any loved one important in your life.

I hope this page this will lighten the load for those looking for funeral songs and planning a memorial service. My very warmest thoughts go out to you and yours.


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Sample of Susan Boyle Singing Amazing Grace

So many people have recorded this special song. This 30 second video gives a sample of Susan Boyle’s version.
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Articles with Ideas for Funeral & Memorial Music and Song Selection

Help with choosing appropriate music for a service

Musical selections can help loved-ones through the process of saying goodbye.

After my father passed away (and I had the honor of choosing the music for his Celebration of Life memorial service), I wrote most of the articles linked below. These simple articles offer ideas for beautiful, touching, uplifting, and loving songs for funeral or memorial services.

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Uplifting Sensitive Funeral Music

Personal Inspirational Songs for a Loved One's Memorial Service

When planning a memorial or funeral service, music can be comforting and uplifting to mourners. Give the ceremony a personal touch, keeping in mind the dearly departed.

Country Music Tips for Funerals

Touching Country Western Songs Ideas for a Memorial Service

This is a guide to sensitive, loving country songs to be played at a funeral or memorial that can give comfort, time for mourners to say goodbye, and honor the departed.

Childrens' Funeral Services Music

Songs for a Young Person's Beautiful Memorial Service

Picked with a child, toddler or baby in mind, these sweet, sensitive songs will help in planning a loving funeral service and memorial with beautiful music & lyrics

Uplifting Christian Funeral Music

Godly Inspirational Christian Songs for a Loved One's Memorial Service

When planning a Christian or other spiritual religious funeral or memorial service for a loved one, uplifting spiritual music and songs are comforting to family and friends.

Country Funeral Music Ideas for an Older Man: Western Memorial Service Songs for a Senior Citizen Gentleman

A country music filled funeral is a loving tribute to a fan of western music. Here are song ideas for a grandfather, father, or other senior man's memorial service. This includes songs I chose for my own father's Celebration of Life remembrance.

"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton wrote this incredibly touching song after the death of his young son. It never fails to touch my heart.
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Celine Dion singing "My Heart Will Go On" Live

From the Movie Titanic

“Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you, that is how I know you go on”
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What Do You Suggest for Funeral Hymns?

Please leave your hymn suggestions to help others.

If possible, leave the name of the hymn and information about why it touches you.

Thank you so much.


Classical Music Funeral Selections

Popular Classical Songs for Memorials

Adagio For Strings – Albinoni
Agnus Dei – Samuel Barber
Ave Maria – Andrea Bocelli
Canon in D major – Pachelbel
Lacrimosa, from Requiem in D minor – Mozart
The Lark Ascending – Vaughan Williams
Pavane – Fauré
Pie Jesu – Fauré

Listen to Pachelbel's Canon in D with Original Instruments

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For Good

This song may be a good song choice for the memorial of someone who used to be close. This is a special and sweet song called For Good from the musical Wicked. It is about friendship, forgiveness, and how one person can make a difference in the life of another.
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Funeral Music Songs Books for Piano, Vocals, and Musicians

Live music can be very personal and touching.

Part of the earnings from this site will be directly donated to the March of Dimes. They do wonderful work and research to help babies grow strong.

Ronald Reagan's Funeral Music List

Link to List of Music from the Former President's State Funeral

Ronald Reagan State Funeral Music Information
Ronald Reagan State Funeral Music Information from the U.S. Army District of Washington - Guardian of the Nation's Capital. Ronald Reagan b. 1911 d. 2004

Memorial Music - Order Online

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Funeral Planning and Grief Management Links


Website Links for Memorial Music Choices, Funeral Planning, Memorial Service Help, Help with Grief and more for the Loss of a Loved One, including a Pet.

Memorial Music Library

A collection of over 580 songs about grief and loss. A resource for those searching for music appropriate for memorial services, funerals, tribute web sites and multimedia projects. The only place on the web where you can listen to entire songs to help in making your choices.

Mothers With Angels

Helpful website for and from Mothers who have lost a baby, toddler, or child.

General Bereavement Links

A website with many helpful links for those facing the loss of a loved one. Help with Grieving.

Military Funeral Honors

This is a United States Department of Defense site.

Information on Military Honors Funerals for those who have served the USA as soldiers or in other ways. Also find here helpful Veteran's links and military website links.

The Compassionate Friends

Grief Support After the Death of a Child

"The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally.

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  • Cronicbeats Oct 27, 2013 @ 11:50 pm
    "Tears in heaven" by Eric Clapton always brings me to my knees. I always find myself crying when I hear it. Not only that its sad but its very touching how much he loved his son and made a song about it.
  • favored1 Sep 08, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
    Not an easy subject, yet no one escapes it.
  • elainechen Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:42 pm
    I used to listen piano music when I want to relax and seeking my "inner peace"
  • TanoCalvenoa Apr 02, 2013 @ 2:07 am
    I'm not sure there's anyone who doesn't like Johnny Cash.
  • TanoCalvenoa Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:20 am
    I'm glad you included the Green Day song. They thought it was a dumb song that they threw onto their album for the heck of it, and it turned out to be a huge hit.

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