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Funeral Songs For Older Generation

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A service to honour the life of an older person that has passed away would be incomplete without a funeral song. Funeral songs allow us to express how we feel about the person that passed away. It also allows us to express our deepest sadness and helps us to start our healing.

Whether you are planning a funeral or memorial service, we are confident that you will find a special funeral song in our list to play at the service.

How do you decide on a funeral song for an older person?

There are many options for funeral songs suitable for an older person, so selecting the right song can seem overwhelming! Here are some simple tips to help you find the right song.

Make a List of Songs That Would be a Good Fit

With the type of the service in mind, do some research and make a list of potential songs that you prefer and that you think would be a good fit for the older person.

Listen To The Words

The words of a song are just as important as the melody. It’s helpful to have the lyrics to the songs open while you’re listening to the song. Remove any songs from your list that don’t convey the desired message.

Ask Family and Friends For Input

Once you have narrowed down your list of potential songs, play each song for close family members & friends who knew the deceased well. Ask which song they think best honours the older person. You can also ask if they have any song suggestions you may have missed.

Classic Funeral Songs for the Older Generation

  • Amazing Grace
  • Ave Maria
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Danny Boy
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Hallelujah
  • I’ll Be Seeing You
  • In My Life
  • Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  • Mansion Over the Hilltop
  • Moon River
  • My Way
  • On Eagle’s Wings
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • We’ll Meet Again

Contemporary Funeral Songs for the Older Generation

  • Blessed by Rachael Lampa
  • Dancing in the Sky by Dani & Lizzy
  • Go Rest High on That Mountain by Vince Gill
  • I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan
  • My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
  • Nan’s Song by Robbie Williams

Other Songs to Consider

  • After the Gold Rush by Neil Young
  • All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
  • The Dance by Garth Brooks
  • Homeward Bound by Simon & Garfunkel
  • I’ll See You in Heaven by Randy Travis
  • Imagine by John Lennon
  • In the Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLachlan
  • It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye by Boyz II Men
  • Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy
  • Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
  • Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
  • Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
  • Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

When choosing funeral songs for the older generation, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • The deceased’s personal taste in music. Did they have a favorite artist or genre?
  • The deceased’s religious beliefs or spiritual values. Are there any religious hymns or songs that would be meaningful to them?
  • The overall tone of the funeral. Do you want the songs to be reflective and somber, or more upbeat and celebratory?

It is also important to choose songs that are appropriate for the length of the funeral service. If you are having a short service, you may want to choose just one or two songs. If you are having a longer service, you may want to choose a variety of songs to reflect the different aspects of the deceased’s life.

Ultimately, the best funeral songs for the older generation are the ones that have special meaning to their loved ones.

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About eziFunerals

eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company, and are not a subsidiary of any other corporation. We are not part of any other funeral company.