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200+ Best Funeral Songs

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200+ Best Funeral Songs

A service to honour the life and legacy of a loved one that has passed away would be incomplete without funeral songs.

Funeral songs are able to express how we feel about our loved one that passed away.

They can also express our deepest sorrow and help us to begin healing.

Some funeral songs can also help us joyfully celebrate an extraordinary life.

Whether you are planning a funeral, a memorial service, or a celebration of life ceremony, we are confident that you will find meaningful funeral songs in our list of 200+ Best Funeral Songs to play at the service.

Our funeral songs are set out in helpful categories to help you easily find the kind of funeral songs that you are looking for:

All funeral songs in our list are available for purchase and download today. (So you can cross ‘funeral songs’ off your funeral planning ‘to do’ list.)

We’ve also created a helpful infographic to help you narrow down your options and decide which funeral song or funeral songs to choose for your loved one’s service.

So let’s get started…

Heading: Popular Funeral Songs

Sarah Brightman and Andrea BocelliTime to Say GoodbyeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Israel KamakawiwoSomewhere Over the RainbowLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie PuthSee You AgainLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Celtic WomanDanny BoyLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Josh GrobanTo Where You AreLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Sarah BrightmanAve MariaLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Sarah MclachlanIn the Arms of An AngelLyricsPlay SongPurchase
AngelisEven Though You're GoneLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Bette MidlerWind Beneath My WingsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Robbie WilliamsAngelsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
WestlifeYou Raise Me UpLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Eric Idle/Monty PythonAlways Look On the Bright Side of LifeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Eric ClaptonTears In HeavenLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Jeff BuckleySatisfied MindLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Frank SinatraMy WayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
TrainCalling All AngelsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Ed SheeranSupermarket FlowersLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Annie LennoxInto the WestLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect Soundtrack)You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone (The Cup Song)LyricsPlay SongPurchase
Sarah McLachlan AngelsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Donna TaggartJealous of the AngelsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Mumford & SonsAwake My SoulLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Bad Girls The MusicalFreedom RoadLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Mariah Carey & Boyz II MenOne Sweet DayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
HozierWork SongLyricsPlay SongPurchase

Classic Rock Funeral Songs

Heading: Classic Rock Funeral Songs

Collective SoulShineLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Bon JoviHallelujahLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Alter BridgeIn Loving MemoryLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Guns N' RosesPatienceLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Led ZeppelinStairway to HeavenLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Linkin ParkShadow of the DayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Black SabbathChangesLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Lynyd SkynyrdFreebirdLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Guns N' RosesSweet Child o' MineLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Ozzy OsbourneSee You on the Other SideLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Pink FloydWish You Were HereLyricsPlay SongPurchase
NirvanaMan Who Sold the WorldLyricsPlay SongPurchase
QueenYou're my Best FriendLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Guns N' RosesKnockin' on Heaven's DoorLyricsPlay SongPurchase
The ByrdsTurn Turn TurnLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Jimmy Eat WorldHear You MeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Guns N' RosesNovember RainLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Shine DownSimple ManLyricsPlay SongPurchase

Alternative Funeral Songs

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Avril LavigneSlipped AwayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
The CurePictures of YouLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Love and RocketsHaunted, When the Minutes DragLyricsPlay SongPurchase
U2Beautiful DayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Love and RocketsIf There's a Heaven AboveLyricsPlay SongPurchase
EnigmaReturn to InnocenceLyricsPlay SongPurchase
MoistBreatheLyricsPlay SongPurchase
EvanescenceMy ImmortalLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Antony and the JohnsonsHope There's SomeoneLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Jon LordPictured WithinLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Maura O'ConnellThere's No Good Day for DyingLyricsPlay SongPurchase

Sentimental Funeral Songs

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Leonard CohenSo Long MarianneLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Sarah McLaghlanI Will Remember YouLyricsPlay SongPurchase
EnyaOnly TimeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Mary FahlGoing HomeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Johnny ReidThank YouLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Cindy LauperTime After TimeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
EnyaMay It BeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Jo Dee MessinaHeaven Was Needing a HeroLyricsPlay SongPurchase
P. DiddyI'll Be Missing YouLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Bette MidlerWind Beneath My WingsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
P!nkWho KnewLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Robbie WilliamsAngelsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Linda RonstadtGoodbye My FriendLyricsPlay SongPurchase
WestlifeI'll See You AgainLyricsPlay SongPurchase
StingFragileLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Eva CassadyTime After TimeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Simple MindsDon't You Forget About MeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Meat LoafHeaven Can WaitLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Leona LewisFootprints in the SandLyricsPlay SongPurchase
John FarnhamAngelsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Escape ClubI'll Be ThereLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Monk & NeagleDancing With the AngelsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
QueenWho Wants to Live ForeverLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Sophie B. HawkinsAs I Lay Me DownLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Melissa EtheridgeTalking To My AngelLyricsPlay SongPurchase
PrinceSometimes It Snows In AprilLyricsPlay SongPurchase

Love Funeral Songs

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ColdplayYellowLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Crowded HouseDon't Dream It's OverLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Carly SimonComing Around AgainLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Josh GrobanYou Raise Me UpLyricsPlay SongPurchase
RoxetteIt Must Have Been LoveLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Stevie NicksI Miss YouLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Snow PatrolChasing CarsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
MadonnaI'll RememberLyricsPlay SongPurchase
PoliceEvery Breath You TakeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Janet JacksonTogether AgainLyricsPlay SongPurchase
BerlinTake My Breath AwayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Crowded HouseBetter Be Home SoonLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Mr. MisterBroken WingsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Diana Ross and Lionel RitchieEndless LoveLyricsPlay SongPurchase
LonestarI'm Already ThereLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Billie HolidayI'll Be Seeing YouLyricsPlay SongPurchase
PassengerLet Her GoLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Belinda CarlisleLove Never DiesLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Tiffany All This TimeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Rihanna As Real As You and Me LyricsPlay SongPurchase
Chantal KreviazukFeels Like Home to MeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Phillip PhillipsGone Gone GoneLyricsPlay SongPurchase

Funeral Songs For Young Death

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The Band Perry If I Die YoungLyricsPlay SongPurchase
AlphavilleForever YoungLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Celine DionFlyLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Elton JohnCircle of LifeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Billy JoelLullaby (Goodnight My Angel)LyricsPlay SongPurchase
Phil CollinsYou'll Be in My HeartLyricsPlay SongPurchase
John LennonBeautiful BoyLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Michael JacksonGone Too SoonLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Carmen TwillieCircle of Life (Lion King) LyricsPlay SongPurchase
The Riley School of DanceShine Down (A Song for Beth)LyricsPlay SongPurchase
Sherrie AustinStreets of HeavenLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Declan GalbraithDanny BoyLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Art Garfunkel - Watership DownBright EyesLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Kenny ChesneyWho You'd Be TodayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
S Club 7Reach For the StarsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Natalie GrantHeldLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Michael Bolton Fathers & Daughters Never Say GoodbyeLyricsPlay SongPurchase

Funeral Songs for the Death of a Parent

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Jon BarkerThank You for Being My DadLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Ill DivoMamaLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Celine DionGoodbye's the Saddest WordLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Mike and the MechanicsIn the Living YearsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Mercy MeHomesickLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Brad PaisleyWhen I Get to Where I'm GoingLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Donna TaggartJealous of the AngelsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Van MorrisonDays Like ThisLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Luther VandrossDance With My FatherLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Ronan KeatingThis is Your SongLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Lady GagaJoanneLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Keith UrbanA Song for DadLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Louis ArmstrongWhat a Wonderful WorldLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Kate RusbyWho Will Sing Me Lullabies?LyricsPlay SongPurchase
Michael BoltonFathers and Daughters (Never Say Goodbye)LyricsPlay SongPurchase

Religious Funeral Songs

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AngelisMorning Has BrokenLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Susan BoyleMake Me a Channel of Your PeaceLyricsPlay SongPurchase
LeAnn RimesAmazing GraceLyricsPlay SongPurchase
George HarrisonMy Sweet LordLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Andrea Bocelli (feat. Celine Dion)The PrayerLyricsPlay SongPurchase
BirdyFire and RainLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Gareth GatesSpirit in the SkyLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Judy Collins & ChoirAmazing GraceLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Mormon Tabernacle ChoirThe Lord is My ShepherdLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Soweto Gospel ChoirAmazing GraceLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Angelis Pie JesuLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Alan JacksonWherever He Leads I'll GoLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Reba Mcentire ft. Kelly Clarkson & Tricia YearwoodSoftly And TenderlyLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Carrie UnderwoodHow Great Thou ArtLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Brad PaisleyIn the GardenLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Hezekiah WalkerI'll Fly Away LyricsPlay SongPurchase
Mighty Clouds of JoyNearer My God to TheeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Alan JacksonJust As I AmLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Alan JacksonWhen the Roll is Called Up YonderLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Bradley WalkerSing Me to HeavenLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Bradley WalkerLeave It ThereLyricsPlay SongPurchase

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Funeral Songs For Pregnancy Loss

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Gerrit HofsinkStillLyricsPlay SongPurchase
LiveLightning CrashesLyricsPlay SongPurchase
WatermarkGlory BabyLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Ed SheeranSmall BumpLyricsPlay SongPurchase
BeyonceHeavenLyricsPlay SongPurchase
P!nkBeam Me UpLyricsPlay SongPurchase
SelahI Will Carry YouLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Carrie UnderwoodSee You AgainLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Britt NicoleThe Sun is RisingLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Hillary ScottThy WillLyricsPlay SongPurchase
DaughtryGone Too SoonLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Lily AllenSomething's Not RightLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Lily AllenTake My PlaceLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Sunny SweeneyBottle By My BedLyricsPlay SongPurchase

‘Golden Oldies’ Funeral Songs

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The BeatlesYesterdayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
The BeatlesLet It BeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Bob DylanEvery Grain of SandLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Eric ClaptonTears in HeavenLyricsPlay SongPurchase
The BeatlesIn My LifeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Dennis WilsonFarewell My FriendLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Frank SinatraMy WayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Engelbert HumperdinckThe Last WaltzLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Nat King ColeUnforgettableLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Louis ArmstrongWhat a Wonderful WorldLyricsPlay SongPurchase
John LennonStand By MeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Neil Diamond He Ain't Heavy, He's My BrotherLyricsPlay SongPurchase
John DenverCountry Roads Take Me HomeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
NilssonWithout You LyricsPlay SongPurchase
Norman GreenbaumSpirit In The SkyLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Simon & GarfunkelBridge Over Troubled WaterLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Rod StewartI Am SailingLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Tom WaitsCome On Up to the HouseLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Simon & GarfunkelThe Sound of SilenceLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Terry JacksSeasons in the SunLyricsPlay SongPurchase
UB40Swing Low Sweet ChariotLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Vince GillGo Rest on That MountainLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Vera LynnWe'll Meet AgainLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Jackson BrowneFor a DancerLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Hollies The Air That I BreatheLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Frank SinatraIt Was a Very Good YearLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Elvis PresleyMy WayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Billy FuryA Thousand StarsLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Barbara DicksonCaravan Song LyricsPlay SongPurchase
Dire StraitsBrothers In ArmsLyricsPlay SongPurchase

African Funeral Songs

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Juanita du PlessisJou SkaduweeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Juanita du PlessisIn Die HemelLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Nicholis Louw Ek's Nog HierLyricsPlay SongPurchase

Funeral Songs for Death of Spouse

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James BluntGoodbye My LoverLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Leonard CohenHallelujahLyricsPlay SongPurchase
MadonnaThis Used To Be My PlaygroundLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Willie NelsonShe is GoneLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Whitney HoustonI Will Always Love YouLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Celine DionMy Heart Will Go OnLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Barbra StreisandThe Way We WereLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Naked EyesAlways Something There to Remind MeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Celine DionBecause You Loved MeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Nemo ShawStop All the ClocksLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Sinead O'ConnorNothing Compares to YouLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Beth Nielsen ChapmanSand and WaterLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Michael JacksonYou Are Not AloneLyricsPlay SongPurchase

Up & Coming Funeral Songs

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Joyce AldrichBy the Grace of GodLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Joyce AldrichGod Opens the DoorLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Chloe CharlesMy ChildLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Larra SkyeWishing TreeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Larra SkyeWait Your Whole LifeLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Michelle WillisIt'll Rain TodayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Cindy AlexanderHeaven's WallLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Stephanie MartinSailing OnLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Jack GarrattWeatheredLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Melanie PetersonMiss You AlreadyLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Don CampbellSail The Grateful WayLyricsPlay SongPurchase
KirtyRun River RunLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Rose CousinsThis LightLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Paul AlexanderLight a CandleLyricsPlay SongPurchase
Paul Alexander Version (Original by Michael Jackson)Gone Too Soon LyricsPlay SongPurchase
Emma JoYour Story Isn't Over YetLyricsPlay SongPurchase

How Do You Decide On a Funeral Song?

There are endless options for funeral songs out there so making a decision can seem overwhelming!

To help make your decision easier, we’ve created a helpful infographic to help you narrow down your options and decide which funeral song or funeral songs to choose for your loved one’s service.

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One Final Note (Pun Intended)

We hope you found a funeral song in our list of 200+ Best Funeral Songs that would be perfect for a loved one’s funeral, memorial service, or celebration of life ceremony.

Music, more than any other art form, has the ability to express our raw emotions, our deepest wounds, and our hope for healing.

What is your favourite funeral song of all time?

Make a suggestion in our comments box below and we will include it in our list.

You can also check out our Pinterest board for more funeral song ideas and lyrics set to beautiful imagery.