Funeral hymns are popular song choices for funerals, even funerals that are not typically religious. You may be surprised to hear this but if you think about many people's favourite tunes are actually hymns. Take Jeruselum for example, nearly everyone will be familiar with this, religious or not. Whatsmore, many people sang the song below at school and will remember them from growing up.
We think the hand-picked hymns below are perfect for funerals and precisely what people need when saying goodbye to someone dear to them.
Let us get started with our 5 funeral hymns for non-religious funerals
A wonderful and well-known hymn for so many different reasons. Often used at sporting or national events (the royal wedding springs to mind) Jerusalem is one of the best funeral hymns. It has powerful lyrics and those goosebumps moments that get people invested in the moment. If your loved one was a person that had presence and authority, Jerusalem would be a brilliant choice for a funeral hymn.
2 Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace is a special hymn that almost everyone has heard before. It is certainly a popular choice at funeral services and deserves its place on the list of 5 best funeral hymns. . If the traditional version does not float your boat you will be able to find many different versions online. We have added Aretha Franklin's version above.
3 Lord of the Dance
Surely I'm not on my own when I say that we used to sing this all the time at school. In fact, I still find myself singing it to myself occasionally. The song is an uplifting funeral hymn and one you will find many people joining in with.
4 Morning has Broken
Another joyful and uplifting member of our best funeral hymns for non-religious funerals. Most people will know this one too. Morning has broken has a jovial tune and reassuring lyrics providing the perfect send-off for your loved one.
5 All Things Bright and Beautiful
Just maybe, our favourite hymn of them all. This is a beautiful song and a brilliant metaphor for how most people would like to be remembered (me included). This is another hymn commonly heard when people want to celebrate life instead of just mourning the passing of a loved one.
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