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SONG IDEAS FOR FUNERAL SERVICE

The sacred and communal nature of our Catholic Funeral Celebrations requires careful planning in the selection of music. This planning will insure the ability of all those gathered to actively participate in the celebration. Because of the sacredness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, secular instrumental or vocal music, or the use of recorded music of any kind may not be used during the mass. Most of the music listed below comes from the hymnal in our pews, “Breaking Bread.” There are other choices in Breaking Bread as well. Other religious music from other Catholic/Christian traditions/hymnals may be used, but will need prior approval. Please consult with your our Director of Music, Nichlas Schaal if you have any questions, nschaal@satigard.org.

 

Opening Song
Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise (HOLY ANTHEM)
Amazing Grace (NEW BRITAIN; Newton, John)
A Mighty Fortress (EIN’ FESTE BURG)
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (Alford, Henry; ST. GEORGE’S WINDSOR; Elvey, George J.)
Crown Him with Many Crowns (Elvey, George J.; DIADEMATA)
For All the Saints (SINE NOMINE; Vaughan Williams, Ralph)
Gather Your People (Hurd, Bob)
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (GROSSER GOTT)
How Can I Keep from Singing (Lowry, Robert; ENDLESS SONG)
I Am the Bread of Life/Yo Soy el Pan de Vida (Toolan, RSM, Sr. Suzanne)
I Heard the Voice of Jesus (KINGSFOLD; Bonar, Horatius)
I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Hatton, John; Medley, Samuel; DUKE STREET)
I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Soper, Scott)
Jerusalem, My Happy Home (LAND OF REST
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (EASTER HYMN)
Morning Has Broken (BUNESSAN; Farjeon, Eleanor)
O God, Our Help in Ages Past (ST. ANNE; Watts, Isaac; Croft, William)
Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens (Beethoven, Ludwig van; HYMN TO JOY)
Prayer of St. Francis/Oración de San Francisco (Temple, Sebastian)
Shall We Gather at the River (HANSON PLACE; Lowry, Robert)
Soon and Very Soon (Crouch, Andraé; SOON AND VERY SOON)
The King of Love My Shepherd Is (ST. COLUMBA; Baker, Henry W.)
The Strife Is O’er (da Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi; VICTORY)

Responsorial Psalm
(see attached sheet on readings or visit http://satigard.org/funeral-readings/ for suggestions)

Presentation Song
Be Not Afraid/No Temas Más (Dufford, SJ, Bob)
Center of My Life (Inwood, Paul)
Come to Me (Weston Priory; Norbet, Gregory)
Creator of the Stars of Night (CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM)
Day Is Done (Quinn, SJ, James; AR HYD Y NOS)
Eye Has Not Seen (Haugen, Marty)
Give Me Jesus (Spiritual; Hansen, James)

Go in Peace (Sarah Hart)

Here I am Lord (Schutte)
I, the Lord (Kendzia, Tom)
I Shall Not Want (Booth, Tom)
Jesus, the Very Thought of You (ST. AGNES)
Keep in Mind (Deiss, CSSp, Lucien)
Like a Child Rests (Walker, Christopher)
My Heart Belongs to You (Booth, Tom)
O God, You Search Me (Farrell, Bernadette)
O Loving God (McCoy, Paulette M.; LONDONDERRY AIR) O Danny Boy
Parable (Ridge, M.D.)
Pescador de Hombres/Lord, You Have Come (Gabaráin, Cesáreo)
Prayer of St. Francis/Oración de San Francisco (Temple, Sebastian)
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Dorsey, Thomas A.; PRECIOUS LORD
Restless Is the Heart (Farrell, Bernadette)
Song of Farewell (Sands, Ernest)
The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation (Manibusan, Jesse)
This Alone (Manion, Tim)
You Are Near (Schutte, Dan)

Communion Song
Breastplate of St. Patrick (Hart)
Because the Lord Is My Shepherd (Walker, Christopher)
Blest Are They (Haas, David)
Center of My Life (Inwood, Paul)
Eat This Bread (Berthier, Jacques)
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (DeBruyn, Randall)
I Am the Bread of Life/Yo Soy el Pan de Vida (Toolan, RSM, Sr. Suzanne)
On Eagle’s Wings/En Sus Alas (Joncas, Michael)
One Love Released (Frenzel, Bob; Keil, Kevin)

Pastures of the Lord (Curtis Stephen)
Shelter Me, O God (Hurd, Bob)
The Lord Is My Light (Walker, Christopher)
The Supper of the Lord (Rosania, Laurence)
You Are Mine (Haas, David)

Closing Song
Alleluia! Alleluia! (HYMN TO JOY)
Alleluia No. 1 (Fishel, Donald; ALLELUIA NO. 1)
Go in Peace (Sarah Hart)
How Great Thou Art (Hine, Stuart K.)

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Soper, Scott)
In Every Age (Whitaker, Janèt Sullivan)
In the Day of the Lord (Ridge, M.D.)

Irish Blessing (Bob Fabing)
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (EASTER HYMN)
May God Bless and Keep You (Walker, Christopher)
On Eagle’s Wings/En Sus Alas (Joncas, Michael)
Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens (Beethoven, Ludwig van; HYMN TO JOY)
Resucitó/He Is Risen (Argüello, Kiko)
Rise Up with Him (Vogt, Janet)
Sing with All the Saints in Glory (Irons, William J.; HYMN TO JOY)
We Will Rise Again (Haas, David)
Where My Father Lives (Ridge, M.D.)

Prelude/Reflection/Communion Meditation
Ave Maria (Bach, Schubert)

Ave Marie (Bach/Gounod)
Panis Angelicus (Frank)
The Prayer (Andrea Bocelli)
You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
I Can Only Imagine (Mercy Me)
Pie Jesu (Webber)