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20 Best Funeral Hymns

Funeral hymns are a popular choice of religious music for funerals. There are dozens to choose from that can represent different tones, emotions, and experiences for a community. Funeral hymns can bring people comfort and joy at times of loss by bringing a community together to sing and be present together. Several funeral hymns have remained popular over the decades and continue to be sung by communities all over the U.S. and the world.

The funeral hymns you choose can be a key part of setting the tone for the funeral. Some are somber, while others are more celebratory of life and one's relationship with God. When choosing funeral hymns, consider which hymns your loved one enjoyed, along with which ones you feel will help you and your family most. Music can be a powerful factor when processing grief.

The following list of hymns has been hand-picked to cover a variety of types of funerals, which you can use for any funeral or memorial service. If you feel unsure about which hymns to use, consider hosting a listening party first with close family members to discuss them, or share this list with others via email or online to ask for feedback.

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20. Death is Only a Dream

19. The Lord is My Shepherd

18. Jerusalem

17. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended

16. I Watch the Sunrise

15. Ave Maria

14. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

13. Thine Be the Glory

12. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

11. Blessed Assurance

10. Be Thou My Vision

9. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

8. Great is Thy Faithfulness

7. Morning Has Broken

6. The Old Rugged Cross

5. All Things Bright and Beautiful

4. How Great Thou Art

3. Abide With Me

2. Going Home

1. Amazing Grace

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February 2018