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Funeral Songs: Choosing the Perfect Funeral Songs For Your Loved One

Choosing the Right Funeral Songs

A funeral is a celebration of your loved ones’ life, so the funeral songs you play at your loved ones’ service should reflect both their personality and your own feelings about them.

However, it can be difficult finding appropriate funeral songs and there are a few things you should consider before you finalise the details of your loved ones’ service.

Consider the tone of the service. There are a wide range of funeral songs to suit all types of funeral. If you’re planning a traditional service, there are many timeless songs appropriate for such a service. For a celebration of life, there are a variety of uplifting funeral songs to choose from.

Ask friends and family. Often there are songs that will instantly remind friends and family of a deceased loved one. These songs, when played at a funeral often make people smile and remember happy times.

Listen to the lyrics. Even though a song may be beautiful, its lyrics may not be appropriate for a funeral service. So, it’s always a good idea to hear the words and consider their meaning.

We Are Here to Help You

We’re here to help you get through this difficult time. Our caring and compassionate all-female team will listen to your needs and provide all the guidance and support you need during this time. We want to help you honour your loved one and give them a farewell that reflects their life.

We’ve compiled a list of some beautiful funeral songs, some emotional, others a celebration of life. Because everyone is unique and special in their own way, it can be a challenge to find the perfect song. We hope this list helps you find the ideal song that reflects the life and character of your loved one. If we can assist further, please get in touch here.

Funeral Songs for A Celebration of Life

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

Hallelujah by Pentatonix

Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk

Wherever You Will Go by The Calling

Drops Of Jupiter by Train

In the Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLachlan

To Where You Are by Josh Groban

I’ll See You Again by Westlife

Footprints in the Sand by Leona Lewis

There You’ll Be by Faith Hill

You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban

Angels Calling by The Tenors

Gone Too Soon by Simple Plan

This is Not Goodbye by Sidewalk Prophets

Since I Lost You by Genesis

See you Again ft. Charlie Puth by Wiz Khalifa

From Where You Are by Lifehouse

I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan

Choir by Guy Sebastian

Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran

Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

The Day You Went Away by Wendy Matthews

Homesick by Mercy ME

I’ll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans

Gone Too Soon by Daughtry

Bring Him Home by Josh Groban

God Speed by Dixie Chicks

The Last Day on Earth by Kate Miller-Heidke

Funeral Songs for the Older Generation

Blackbird by The Beatles

I’ll Be Seeing You by Billie Holiday

My Sweet Lord by George Harrison

I’ve Been Loving You Too Long by Etta James

Que Sera, Sera by Doris Day

The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel

Amazing Grace by Il Divo

Let It Be by The Beatles

That’s Life by Frank Sinatra

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel

The Story of My Life by Neil Diamond

The Rose by Bette Midler

Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

In My Life by The Beatles

Yesterday by The Beatles

In Dreams by Roy Orbison

I’ll Remember You by Elvis Presley

What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers

Take Me Home Precious Lord by Elvis Presley

You’ll Never Walk Alone  by Elvis Presley

Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

Fathers & Daughters by Michael Bolton

Farewelling Your Baby

The ladies at Farewell Funerals are dedicated to caring for families who’ve suffered the loss of a baby and babies born under 20 weeks gestation. We understand the importance of caring for these little ones and honouring their short life with a beautiful tribute.

Many families include photographs, toys, blankets and keepsakes in their baby’s service. We also find that many parents take comfort in providing two of each item; one item to stay with their baby and the other for the parents to keep.

We’ve compiled a list of poignant funeral songs that you may find suitable for your little ones’ service.

If you need more information about our Baby Services, you can find the details here.

Funeral Songs for Babies

Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

In the Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLachlan

Angels Calling by The Tenors

A Mother’s Prayer by Celine Dion

Fly by Celine Dion

Beautiful Boy by John Lennon

Precious Child by Karen Taylor Good

Now You Belong To Heaven by Mari Olsen

Follow the Sun by Xavier Rudd

Lullaby (Goodnight, my angel) by Billy Joel

Smallest Wingless by Craig Cardiff

Small Bump by Ed Sheeran

How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding

I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan

Lost Without You by Freya Ridings

Blackbird by Sarah McLachlan

I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

God Speed by Dixie Chicks

I Could Never Say Goodbye by Enya

The Rainbow Connection by Sarah McLachlan

Tears of an Angel by Nightcore

Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeran

I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden

The Promise by Tracy Chapman

So I Could Find My Way by Enya

About Farewell Funerals

Farewell Funerals is a leading funeral home offering compassionate and personalised funeral services throughout the Brisbane and Logan areas. The all-female team provide support, guidance and advice from choosing the perfect funeral songs to sourcing flower arrangements. The team work closely with families to ensure each funeral service is a touching tribute to their loved one. For more information please get in touch here.

About Farewell Funerals

Providing personalised and inexpensive funeral services, so you can farewell your loved one, celebrate them and cherish their memories - just like they would have wanted.

Where Are We Located?

Farewell Funerals supports families throughout Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands and the Gold Coast.


Unit 13, 33 Meakin Road, Meadowbrook 4131

Phone: 0404 660 974

Email: shelly@farewellfunerals.com.au

Additional Support


Lifeline: Loss & Grief

Phone: 13 11 14


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