Throughout many important moments and settings in life, we turn to music to help set the tone and establish context.
For funerals, music has long held an equally important role.
Quiet reflection during musical interludes often stimulates acknowledgment of the reality of the death.
Music often helps us move from knowing something in our heads to knowing something in our hearts.
What’s more, music in funerals is often very moving to family and friends and can provide effective moments in which to think about their loss and embrace and move them toward expressing their own pain.
You should feel encouraged to be open-minded about music at the funeral ceremony (and also the viewing and gathering after the funeral).
Think about these questions when you choose your funeral music:
Music is an essential and beautiful element of every funeral.
Any form or type of music that helps meet the mourning needs of family and friends should be welcomed.
Uplifting funeral songs are an increasingly popular way to make funerals more meaningful for families.
Here are 11 of the most uplifting funeral songs: