What Are The Most Popular Hymns To Choose For Funerals?
Arranging a funeral when dealing with grief is very difficult for most people, especially when so many decisions need to be made at a time when your mind feels numb and foggy.
To make one decision easier for you, we reveal the most popular hymns to include in a funeral’s order of service.
Christian funerals feature traditional hymns, and, according to Dignity Funerals, Jerusalem is the most commonly-chosen one.
Indeed, many people admit to feeling emotional when singing: “And did those feet in ancient times / Walk upon England’s mountain green? / And was the holy Lamb of God / On England’s pleasant pastures seen?”
- Amazing Grace
Another favourite hymn is Amazing Grace. This is just as often sung accompanied by bagpipes as it is in gospel churches, making it a universally-loved song.
The lyrics, which include “I once was lost, but now am found / Was blind, but now I see”, tell the story of finding harmony in death, which often gives mourners a sense of peace.
- Abide with Me
Abide with Me is frequently sung at funerals, as well as at military services across the Commonwealth, Sunlife revealed.
It is written as a prayer seeking guidance from God during difficult times, including death.
“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.”