Religious Funeral Songs

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Abide With Me, by Henry F. Lyte

Lyrics

Abide With Me

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.

When other helpers fail and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;"¨

Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;"¨

Change and decay in all around I see;"¨

O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,"¨

But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,"¨

Familiar, condescending, patient, free."¨

Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,"¨

But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;"¨

Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea."¨

Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,"¨

And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,"¨

Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee."¨

On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour."¨

What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?"¨

Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?"¨

Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;"¨

Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness."¨

Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?"¨

I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;"¨

Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies."¨

Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;"¨

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

All My Tears, by Julie Miller

Lyrics

When I go don't cry for me

In my father’s arms I'll be

The wounds this world left on my soul

Will all be healed and I'll be whole

Sun and moon will be replaced

With the light of Jesus' face

And I will not be ashamed

For my savior knows my name

It don't matter where you bury me

I'll be home and I'll be free

It don't matter where I lay

All my tears be washed away

Gold and silver blind the eye

Temporary riches lie

Come and eat from heaven's store

Come and drink and thirst no more

So weep not for me my friend

When my time below does end

For my life belongs to him

Who will raise the dead again

It don't matter where you bury me

I'll be home and I'll be free

It don't matter where I lay

All my tears be washed away

Amazing Grace, by John Newton

Lyrics

Amazing Grace (How sweet the sound)

That sav'd a wretch like me!"¨

I once was lost, but now am found,"¨

Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,"¨

And grace my fears reliev'd;"¨

How precious did that grace appear,"¨

The hour I first believ'd!"¨

Thro' many dangers, toils and snare,"¨

I have already come;"¨

'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,"¨

And grace will lead me home."¨

The Lord has promised good to me."¨

His word my hope secures;"¨

He will my shield and portion be,"¨

As long as life endures."¨"¨

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease;"¨

I shall profess, within the vail,"¨

A life of joy and peace."¨"¨

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,"¨

The sun forbear to shine;"¨

But God, who call'd me here below,"¨

Will be forever mine.

Ave Maria, by Johann Sebastian Bach

Lyrics

Ave Maria

Gratia plena

Maria, gratia plena

Maria, gratia plena

Ave, ave dominus tecum

Benedicta tu in mulieribus

Et benedictus

Benedictus fructus ventris tui

Tui, Jesus

Ave Maria

Ave Maria

Gratia plena

Maria, gratia plena

Maria, gratia plena

Ave, ave dominus

Dominus tecum

Benedicta tu in mulieri bus

Et benedictus

Benedictus fructus ventris tui

Tui, Jesus

Ave Maria

Ave Maria

Back in His Arms Again, by Mark Schultz

Lyrics

I see it in your eyes

the pain you keep inside

It's slowly tearing you apart

though you've run away

Reminded day by day

You've stumbled and you've fallen

Still He’s calling

Chorus

I believe that he loves you as you are

I believe that you've seen the hands of God

I believe that you'll know it when

You're back in His arms again

I believe that He never let you go

I believe that He’s wanting you to know

I believe that He'll lead you 'til

You're back in his arms again.

Glad I found you here

'Cause between the tears

Something in your eyes shows hope

And I stand before you now

As one that knows about

Coming to Him open

And broken

Chorus
And I know that He's calling

He's calling you home

Chorus
One Life, one love, one way, home

And when you rise and when you fall

He will see you through it all

He is waiting you are called, back in His arms again

Farther Along, by Anonymous

Lyrics

Tempted and tried, we’re oft made to wonder"¨

Why it should be thus all the day long;"¨

While there are others living about us,"¨

Never molested, though in the wrong.

Refrain

Farther along we’ll know more about it,"¨

Farther along we’ll understand why;"¨

Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine,"¨

We’ll understand it all by and by.

Sometimes I wonder why I must suffer,"¨

Go in the rain, the cold, and the snow,"¨

When there are many living in comfort,"¨

Giving no heed to all I can do.

Tempted and tried, how often we question"¨

Why we must suffer year after year,"¨

Being accused by those of our loved ones,"¨

E’en though we’ve walked in God’s holy fear.

Often when death has taken our loved ones,"¨

Leaving our home so lone and so drear,"¨

Then do we wonder why others prosper,"¨

Living so wicked year after year.

“Faithful till death,” saith our loving Master;"¨

Short is our time to labor and wait;"¨

Then will our toiling seem to be nothing,"¨

When we shall pass the heavenly gate.

Soon we will see our dear, loving Savior,"¨

Hear the last trumpet sound through the sky;"¨

Then we will meet those gone on before us,"¨

Then we shall know and understand why.

Friends, by Michael W. Smith

Lyrics

Friends Are Friends Forever

Packing up the dreams God planted

In the fertile soil of you

I can't believe the hopes He's granted

Means a chapter of your life is through

But we'll keep you close as always

It won't even seem you've gone

'Cause our hearts in big and small ways

Will keep the love that keeps us strong

And friends are friends forever

If the Lord's the Lord of them

And a friend will not say never

'Cause the welcome will not end

Though it's hard to let you go

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long

To live as friends

And with the faith and love God's given

Springing from the hope we know

We will pray the joy you live in

Is the strength that now you show

We'll keep you close as always

It won't even seem you've gone

'Cause our hearts in big and small ways

Will keep the love that keeps us strong

And friends are friends forever

If the Lord's the Lord of them

And a friend will not say never

'Cause the welcome will not end

Though it's hard to let you go

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long

To live as friends

And friends are friends forever

If the Lord's the Lord of them

And a friend will not say never

'Cause the welcome will not end

Though it's hard to let you go

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long

To live as friends

To live as friends

Though it's hard to let you go

In the Father's hands we know

That a lifetime's not too long

To live as friends

No a lifetime's not too long

To live as friends

Go Rest High on That Mountain, by Vince Gill

Lyrics

I know your life

On earth was troubled

And only you could know the pain

You weren't afraid to face the devil

You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on that mountain

Son, your work on earth is done

Go to heaven a shoutin'

Love for the Father and Son

Oh, how we cried the day you left us

We gathered round your grave to grieve

I wish I could see the angels faces

When they hear your sweet voice sing

Go rest high on that mountain

Son, your work on earth is done

Go to heaven a shoutin'

Love for the Father and Son

How Great Thou Art, by Carl G. Boberg and R.J. Hughes

Lyrics

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,

Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;"¨

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,"¨

Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,"¨

How great Thou art, How great Thou art."¨

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,"¨

How great Thou art,

How great Thou art!

When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,"¨

And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees."¨

When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur"¨

And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,"¨

How great Thou art, How great Thou art."¨

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,"¨

How great Thou art,

How great Thou art!

And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;"¨

Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;"¨

That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,"¨

He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,"¨

How great Thou art, How great Thou art."¨

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,"¨

How great Thou art,

How great Thou art!

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,"¨

And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart."¨

Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,"¨

And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,"¨

How great Thou art,

How great Thou art."¨

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,"¨

How great Thou art,

How great Thou art!

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Let It Be, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Lyrics

When I find myself in times of trouble

Mother Mary comes to me,

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

And in my hour of darkness

She is standing right in front of me,

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be,

Let it be, let it be,

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken-hearted people

Living in the world agree,

There will be an answer, let it be.

For though they may be parted

There is still a chance that they will see,

There will be an answer, let it be.

Let it be, let it be,

Let it be, let it be,

There will be an answer, let it be.

And when the night is cloudy

There is still a light that shines on me,

Shine until tomorrow, let it be.

I wake up to the sound of music

Mother Mary comes to me,

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be,

Let it be, let it be,

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be,

Let it be, let it be,

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

One Sweet Day, by Boyz II Men

Lyrics

Sorry I never told you

All I wanted to say

And now it's too late to hold you

'Cause you've flown away, so far away

Never had I imagined

Living without your smile

Feeling and knowing you hear me

It keeps me alive, alive

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven

Like so many friends we've lost along the way

And I know eventually we'll be together

One sweet day (And all that I know and I'll wait patiently to see you in heaven)

Darlin', I never showed you

Assumed you'd always be there

And I took your presence for granted

But I always cared and I miss the love we shared

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven

Like so many friends we've lost along the way

And I know eventually we'll be together

One sweet day (And all that I know is I'll wait patiently to see you in heaven)

Although the sun will never shine the same

I'll always look to a brighter day

Yeah, yeah

Lord, I know when I lay me down to sleep

You will always listen as I pray

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven

Like so many friends we've lost along the way

And I know eventually we'll be together

One sweet day

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven

Like so many friends we've lost along the way

And I know eventually we'll be together

One sweet day

Sorry I never told you

All I wanted to say


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