Hymns and Music for a Funeral Service in Church

A CD of hymns  and music may be played as we carry the coffin into the Church, during the service and when carried out of the Church. Not all Churches will agree to this or have the facilities to play CDs. Some Churches only allow their own Organist to play. Please discuss with the Minister who is officiating your service as their permission is needed. 

If CD music is allowed, then the Minister taking the service will need the required CD’s with the following details:

Name of deceased

Day, date and time of the service

Where in the service the CD(s) is/are to be played,

Track number and title of music.

If no music is requested with the Minister then the Organist will play something appropriate on entry and exit.

We provide a 24 Hour Service. You may call us anytime:

Tel. 01945 700200

Peter Barnes Funerals
West View
38 Murrow Bank
Cambs PE13 4HB



Music for a Funeral Service at the Crematorium

Again, music may be played as we carry the coffin into the Chapel, during the service and when we exit the Chapel.

Most crematoriums also have an Organist who can play the hymns during the funeral service.

A majority of the crematoriums in our area support both the hymns and music through the Wesley Music system.

We need to know your music choices as soon as possible:

The title of the song/hymn


Order to be played

To look at the Wesley Music library click here 


The following is a selection of more popular hymns however, there are many more you can choose:

  • Abide with me
  • All things bright and beautiful
  • Amazing grace
  • Blest are the pure in heart
  • Dear Lord and Father of mankind
  • Eternal Father strong to save
  • Great is thy faithfulness, O God my father
  • Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
  • How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
  • I heard the voice of Jesus say
  • I vow to thee my country
  • Immortal invisible God only wise
  • In Heavenly love abiding
  • Jesus lives! thy terrors now
  • Jesu, lover of my soul
  • Jerusalem
  • Just as I am, without one plea
  • Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
  • Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
  • Love divine, all loves excelling
  • Love’s redeeming work is done
  • Make me a channel of your peace
  • Morning has broken
  • Now thank we all our God
  • O God, our help in ages past
  • O Jesus, I have promised
  • O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
  • O Love that wilt not let me go
  • Old rugged cross
  • Onward Christian soldiers
  • Peace, perfect peace
  • Praise my soul, the King of Heaven
  • Rock of ages, cleft for me
  • The day thou gavest, Lord is ended
  • The King of love my Shepherd is
  • The Lord’s my Shepherd (23rd Psalm/Crimond)
  • There is a green hill far away
  • There is a Redeemer
  • Thine be the glory, risen, conquering son
  • To God be the glory, great things he has done
  • We plough the fields and scatter
  • When I survey the wondrous cross