“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
~
Victor Hugo

Eve has been the resident soloist for Thompson Funeral Directors, Limerick for the past seven years and has a great deal of experience singing for funerals, providing great comfort through song to those in mourning. Music can beautifully enhance a funeral service for your loved one and gives comfort to us in times when words fail.

The following is a selection of appropriate hymns/songs for a requiem mass.

Opening Hymn

All things Bright & Beautiful

Be Not Afraid

Be still for the presence of the Lord

Be Still My Soul

Be Thou My Vision

Christ be our light

Hail Queen of Heaven

Queen of the May

The Hiding Place

When the day is done

Responsorial Psalm

A Thiarna, Chugat Mé/ Here I am, Lord – Psalm 40

Be with me Lord, when I am in trouble – Psalm 91

I have loved you with an everlasting love – Psalm 147

In the quiet (be still and know)- Psalm 46

I rejoiced when I heard them say – Psalm 122

On Eagles Wings – Psalm 91

‘Sé an Tiarna M’Aoire/ The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23

Shepherd of my heart – Psalm 23

Sing a Song to the Lord’s Holy Name – Psalm 96

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia – Liam Lawton / Roman Missal / Celtic / Fintan O’Carroll / Seinn Alleluia

Offertory

Ag Críost an Síol

All that I am

Amazing Grace

A Mhuire Mháthair

As I kneel before you

Gifts of Bread and Wine

Lay your hands

Bí ‘Íosa im’Chroíse

Seek ye First

Soul of my Saviour

To do your will

Sign of Peace (OPTIONAL)

Bind us Together, Lord

Dona Nobis Pacem – Mozart

Make me a channel of your peace (Prayer of St.Francis)

Communion

Ave Maria – Schubert/ Gounod/ Liam Lawton

Ave Verum – Mozart

Be Still for the Presence of the Lord

Close to you (I Watched the Sunrise)

I will be the vine

Laudate Dominum – Mozart

Magnificat – Fearghal King

O Sacrament Divine

Panis Angelicus

Pie Jesu – Fauré or Andrew Lloyd Webber

Set your heart on a higher gift

Sweet Heart of Jesus

The Lord Bless You and Keep You – John Rutter

The Prayer Perfect

There is a place (there’s a time for remembering) – Lawton

You raise me up

Final Hymn

Abide With Me

Going Home

Hail Redeemer King Divine

How Great Thou Art

May the road rise to meet you

May the choirs of angels

Nearer my God to Thee

Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling

The Cloud’s Veil

*Here is a list of some secular music which may be included at the end of mass in lieu of a hymn upon permission of your priest. Secular/ non-religious music is not allowed in some churches, please consult with your celebrant if you have any questions.

Contemporary Repertoire:

At the end of the day – Gracie Fields

Bring Him Home – Les Misérables

Bright Blue Rose

Fields of Gold

In the arms of the Angel

Nella Fantasia – Gabriel’s Oboe

Remember Me – Christie Hennessy

Songbird

The Voyage

The Rose

Time to Say Goodbye -Andrea Bocelli

Wind beaneath my wings

We’ll meet again – Vera Lynn

 

Irish Repertoire:

Caledonia

Danny Boy

The Last Rose of Summer

Gortnamona

Oft in the Stilly Night

Slievenamon

Believe me if all those endearing young charms

 


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