St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Wichita, KS

Song Suggestions for the Order of Christian Funerals

“Music is integral to the Funeral rites. It allows the community to express convictions and feelings that word alone may fail to convey. It has the power to console and uplift the mourners and to strengthen the unity of the assembly in faith and love. The texts of the songs chosen for a particular celebration should express the paschal mystery of the Lord’s suffering, death, and triumph over death and should be related to the readings from Scripture.”

Thus while Funeral music may express “convictions and feelings,” its subject must always be the paschal mystery and it must be related to the readings from Scripture. Rather than adopting popular secular songs which are inappropriate to a liturgical setting, we should seek out good liturgical music on a paschal theme which can “support, console, and uplift participants and help to create in them a spirit of hope in Christ’s victory over death and in the Christian’s share in that victory.” (Order of Christian Funerals)

OPENING SONGS

A Mighty Fortress                                                       
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia, Let the Holy Anthem Rise
Alleluia Sing to Jesus

Amazing Grace

At the Lambs High Feast  
Be Not Afraid
Blest Are They 
Crown Him with Many Crowns
For All the Saints
Glory and Praise to Our God )   
God of Day and God of Darkness   
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say  
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
Rejoice the Lord is King

OFFERTORY

Be Thou My Vision  
Christ Be Beside Me
Come to Me
Eye Has Not Seen
Flow River Flow
Give Me Jesus
Here I Am Lord
Holy Darkness
Hosea
Holy God We Praise Thy Name
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
How Great Thou Art
I Know That My Redeemer Lives  
If God Is For Us
Isaiah 49  
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say   
Jerusalem My Happy Home
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Jesus Remember Me   (Eucharist)  
Lord of All Hopefulness
Loving and Forgiving
O God You Search Me
Like A Shepherd
Love Divine All Love’s Excelling
Now Thank We All Our God  
O God You Search Me
On Eagles Wings   
Only In God
Only This I Want
Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
Prayer of St Francis
Precious Lord Take My Hand
Psalm 42
Shepherd Me O God  
Take My Hands
The Eye’s and Hands of Christ
The King of Kings Christ Jesus Reigns
The King of Love My Shepherd Is                                               
The Lord Is My Hope                                                                  
The Lord Is My Light                                                                      
There Is a Longing                                                                      
There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy                                          
This Alone  (Eucharist or other)                                                                                   
To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King
We Walk By Faith
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
What Wondrous Love is This

COMMUNION

At the Lamb’s High Feast   
Because the Lord is My Shepherd
Behold the Lamb
Behold the Lamb of God
Bread of Life
Come to Me
Eat This Bread
Eye Has Not Seen
Flow Rivet Flow
Hosea
How Great Thou Art
I Am the Bread of Life
I Know That My Redeemer Lives
Isaiah 49
Jesus the Bread of Life
Jesus the Lord
Keep in Mind
Look Beyond
Loving and Forgiving
My Soul Rejoices
Our Blessing Cup
Panis Angelicus 
Remember Your Love
Shepherd Me O God
Taste and See
There is a Longing
This Alone
Ubi Caritas
We Have Been Told
Unless a Grain of Wheat
We Remember
We Will Rise Again
Ye Sons and Daughters
You Are Mine

SENDING FORTH


For All the Saints
Glory and Praise to Our God
Holy God We Praise Thy Name
If God is For Us
Jerusalem My Happy Home
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
The Church’s One Foundation
Lead Me Lord
O God Our Help in Ages Past
On Eagles Wings
Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
Rejoice the Lord is King
The King of Kings Christ Jesus Reigns
The Strife is O’er
There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy
To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King
We Will Rise Again

COMMUNION MEDITATIONS *Optional

Ave Maria, Hail Mary Gentle Woman, As I kneel before You

PSALM SETTINGS 
Psalm 17 Lord When Your Glory Appears My Joy
Will Be Full
Psalm 19 Lord You Have the Words of Everlasting Life
Psalm 25 To You O Lord I Lift Up My Soul
Psalm 23 The Lord Is My Shepherd There is Nothing I Shall Want
I Shall Live In the House of the Lord All the Days of My Life   
Psalm 27 The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation 
Ps 27 I BelieveThat I Shall See the Good Things of the Lord
Psalm 40 Lord Let Your Face Shine Upon Us
Psalm 42 Like a  DeerThat Longs for Running Streams 
Psalm 63 My Soul Is Thirsting for You O Lord My God
Psalm 80 Lord Make Us Turn to You, Let Us See
Your Face and We Shall Be Saved
Psalm 84 How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place 
Psalm 91 Be With Me Lord
Psalm 103 the Lord Is Kind and Merciful
Psalm 115 I Will Walk In The Presence of                      
the Lord in the Land of the Living

Psalm 116 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the Living
Psalm 122 Let Us Go Rejoicing to the House of the Lord 
Psalm 130 Out of the Depths
Psalm 131 In you O Lord I Have Found  
Psalm 145 The Lord is Near

MASS SETTINGS

Belmont chant Mass 
Latin Chant Mass

Contact Information

 PositionDirector of Music
NameDavid Downing
Phone721-1686