Music to play at a Funeral

Music is a beautiful part of any funeral service. It can soothe, calm, uplift, give reassurance, honour, celebrate and set the tone. Crematorium chapels can download most pieces of music or if the service is in a church or at a graveside, music can be played in other ways.

The suggestions below are grouped into categories to help in your search.

Popular funeral songs

Time to say Goodbye, by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli

Over the Rainbow, by Eva Cassidy (or Israel Kamakawiwoʻole)

My Way, by Frank Sinatra

Dance with my Father, by Luther Vandross

To where you are, by Josh Groban

Supermarket Flowers, by Ed Sheeran

See you again, by Wiz Khalifa, featuring Charlie Puth

There you’ll be, by Faith Hill

Classical music

Canon in D, by Johann Pachelbel

Pie Jesu, by Fauré

Air on a G String, by Bach

Adagio, by Albinoni

Méditation, by Massenet

Ave Maria, by Schubert

Nimrod from Enigma Variations, by Elgar

Hymns for funerals

Abide with Me

The Lord is my Shepherd

Amazing Grace

Lord of all Hopefulness


How Great Thou Art

I watch the Sunrise

The Day Thou Gavest

Make me a Channel of Thy Peace

Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer

Morning has Broken

Old Rugged Cross

Love Divine all Loves Excelling

Be Still My Soul

Do Not Be Afraid

O Perfect Love

The King of Love my Shepherd is

Walk with me oh my Lord

Nearer my God to Thee

Our God Our Help in Ages Past