Hymns and music for a funeral are a very personal choice. Below, we have listed the most popular hymns for the funerals that we conduct. Further down this page, you will find some suggestions for music and more modern, popular songs and music. Please do not feel limited to these suggestions – we are here for you to talk to, for you to advise us of specific music and even particular versions of songs or music, to make the funeral of your loved one perfectly tailored and personal to them.

  1. Abide with me
  2. All things bright & beautiful
  3. Alleluia, sing to Jesus
  4. Amazing grace
  5. And did those feet (Jerusalem)
  6. Be still my soul
  7. Blest are the pure in heart
  8. Dear Lord and Father of mankind
  9. Eternal Father, strong to save
  10. For all the saints
  11. Great is thy faithfulness
  12. Guide me O thou great Redeemer
  13. How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
  14. I am the bread of life
  15. I heard the voice of Jesus say
  16. Immortal invisible
  17. In heavenly love abiding
  18. Jesus lives! Thy terrors now
  19. Jesu, lover of my soul
  20. Just as I am without one plea
  21. Lead us heavenly Father, lead us
  22. Lord of all hopefulness
  23. Love divine all loves excelling
  24. Loves redeeming work is done
  25. Make me a channel of your peace
  26. Morning has broken
  27. Now thank we all our God
  28. O God, our help in ages past
  29. O Jesus I have promised
  30. O Lord my God (how great thou art)
  31. O love that wilt not let me go
  32. On a hill far away (old rugged cross)
  33. Peace, perfect peace
  34. Praise my soul the king of heaven
  35. Rock of ages, cleft for me
  36. The day thou gavest
  37. The king of love my shepherd is
  38. The Lord’s my shepherd
  39. The strife is o’er, the battle done
  40. There is a green hill far away
  41. There is a Redeemer
  42. Thine be the glory
  43. To God be the glory
  44. When I survey the wondrous cross
  45. What a friend we have in Jesus

At H. Porter & Sons we have noticed that music trends change over the years, but generally, we are often asked for a mixture of vintage and modern pieces.

We have included a list of ten music pieces and ten pop songs (all from different decades) to begin to get you thinking. We will update this list periodically; the titles below are ones that have been included in our funerals this year:


  1. In the Mood (Glen Miller)
  2. Pachelbel Canon in D major
  3. Theme to Test Match Special
  4. Theme to Match of the Day
  5. Nimrod (Enigma Variations, Elgar)
  6. Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)
  7. Lark Ascending (Vaughan Williams)
  8. Clair de Lune (Debussy)
  9. Ave Maria (Bach)
  10. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Willis)


  1. Supermarket Flowers (Ed Sheeran)
  2. Yesterday Once More (The Carpenters)
  3. End of the Line (George Harrison/Traveling Wilburys)
  4. My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
  5. Wind Beneath my Wings (Bette Middler)
  6. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (Monty Python)
  7. Days (The Kinks)
  8. Take my Hand Precious Lord (Elvis Presley)
  9. Goin’ Back (Dusty Springfield)
  10. Time to say Goodbye (Sartori)