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7 Best Entrance Funeral Songs and Hymns

Entrance hymns set the emotional and spiritual tone for a funeral service. This page gathers a selection of hymns specially curated for this purpose, offering an array of options to accompany the beginning moments of a memorial or funeral ceremony.

Below shows the following songs on the page: Adagio for Strings, Funeral March, Ave Maria, Nimrod from Enigma Variations, Going Home, Funeral March of a Marionette, Abide with Me.

1) Adagio for Strings

Song Written by Samuel Barber

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2) Funeral March

Song Written by Frédéric Chopin

3) Ave Maria

Song Written by Franz Schubert
Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Bendicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tui, Iesus
Ave Maria
Ave Maria
Maiden mild
I listen to a maidens prayer
For thou canst hear amid the wild
'Tis thou, 'tis thou canst save me amid despair
We slumber safely 'til the morrow
Though e'en by men outcast reviled
Oh, maiden
See a maiden sorrow
Oh, mother hear a suppliant child
Ave Maria

4) Nimrod from Enigma Variations

Song Written by Nimrod from Enigma Variations

5) Going Home

Song Written by Antonín Dvořák
Going home, going home,
I'm just going home.
Quiet-like, slip away-
I'll be going home.

It's not far, just close by,
Through an open door.
Work all done, care laid by-
Going to fear no more.

Mother's there expecting me
Father's waiting, too.
Lots of folk gathered there-
All the friends I knew.

Morning star lights the way;
Restless dream all done.
Shadows gone, break of day-
Real life just begun.

There's no break, there's no end,
Just a living on;
Wide awake with a smile
Going on and on.

Going home, going home,
I'm just going home.
It's not far, just close by,
Through an open door.

6) Funeral March of a Marionette

Song Written by Charles Gounod

7) Abide with Me

Song Written by Traditional (Various Artists)
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, oh, abide with me
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away
Change and decay in all around I see
O Thou who changest not, abide with me
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness
Where is death's sting?
Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee
In life, in death, o Lord, abide with me
Abide with me, abide with me

Popular Songs

This section explores popular songs that are often chosen for funeral ceremonies.
Remember Me
How Long Will I Love You
Bring Him Home
Abide With Me
The Carnival Is Over
Spirit In The Sky
Pie Jesu