A collection of popular and uplifting hymns for funerals
Featured funeral hymns
Abide With Me
A traditional Christian hymn popular across denominations. It is often sung at military services, sporting events and state funerals.
All Things Bright And Beautiful
Anglican hymn often sung and celebrated by many different churches within Christianity, it has remained a popular song for funerals throughout the years.
A sad and moving religious funeral song adapted from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 with a message about finding peace in the next life.
Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer (Bread of Heaven)
Traditional Christian hymn set to the Welsh tune of Cwm Rhondda, sometimes known as Bread of Heaven. A popular hymn for many different occasions.
How Great Thou Art
How Great Thou Art is a hymn that was originally written in Swedish, but has since become one of the great Christian songs in English. The words are uplifting, but also reverent, making this a popular hymn for funeral services.
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
Well-known adaptation of the Prayer of Saint Francis. It is also the anthem of the Royal British Legion and was sung at Princess Diana’s funeral.
Morning Has Broken
Written in 1931, Morning Has Broken is a popular funeral hymn with uplifting and hopeful lyrics. The song was made widely popular in the UK by Cat Stevens when he recorded the hymn in 1971.
The Lord is My Shepherd (23rd Psalm)
Well-known hymn based on Psalm 23, popular with Christians and non-religious people alike. Lyrics contain a hopeful message of guidance and comfort.
Browse a selection of popular funeral hymns to sing during your loved one’s funeral service. These Christian hymns for funerals are among the top funeral songs and can provide a fitting tribute to your loved one.
Including Catholic hymns, Baptist hymns, and traditional funeral songs, this funeral hymns list can give you inspiration for a loved one’s funeral or memorial service. Some hymns have lyrics about saying goodbye to loved ones and finding peace after death, while other are more general songs of praise and worship. Both are acceptable and popular choices for funeral hymns.
As well as traditional religious funeral songs, there are happy, uplifting hymns for funerals to suit the personality and beliefs of your loved one.
Hymns are a common part of the funeral service across many different denominations of Christianity. If a particular hymn held special meaning for you or your loved one, but you do not want a traditional religious ceremony, you can still include hymns in the funeral service.
How many hymns are sung at a funeral can depend on the type of service and the preferences of the family. Usually, Christian funeral services include at least two hymns, one near the beginning of the service and one near the end. You can talk to your funeral director or the minister conducting the service to further discuss the order of service and how many funeral hymns you can include.
You can start with the list of the most popular funeral hymns, or browse hymns alphabetically. Click on a title to see the lyrics in full and download a PDF of the words.
Once you have chosen one or more funeral hymns for your loved one’s funeral, speak to your funeral director or the minister or celebrant leading the service. They will be able to help you plan the order of service to include the hymns you have chosen.
All funeral hymns
- Abide With Me
- All Things Bright And Beautiful
- All Through The Night
- Alleluia, Sing To Jesus
- Amazing Grace
- Be Not Afraid
- Be Still, My Soul
- Be Thou My Vision
- Beautiful Valley Of Eden
- Beyond The Sunset
- Beyond The Sunset's Radiant Glow
- Blest Are The Pure In Heart
- Crossing The Bar
- Death Is Only A Dream
- God Be With You
- Going Home
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness
- Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer (Bread of Heaven)
- How Great Thou Art
- I Am The Bread Of Life
- I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say
- I Watch The Sunrise
- Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
- In Heavenly Love Abiding
- Jesus Lover Of My Soul
- Lead Kindly Light
- Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us
- Lord Of All Hopefulness
- Love Divine
- Loves Redeeming Work Is Done
- Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
- Meet Me There
- Morning Has Broken
- My God Accept My Heart This Day
- Nearer My God To Thee
- Now Thank We All Our God
- Now The Green Blade Rises
- O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
- Old Rugged Cross
- Our God Our Help In Ages Past
- Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
- Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me
- The Day Thou Gavest
- The King Of Love My Shepherd Is
- The Lord is My Shepherd (23rd Psalm)
- Will Your Anchor Hold