Church of Saint John & Saint Mary
of Chappaqua, New York


Liturgical Music Selections for the Mass of Christian Burial

Some Guidelines in choosing the music for a Catholic funeral mass:

Select up to three (3)  from the list below.  Additional selections may be made from our parish’s worship aid or hymnal.  Other sources of music may be permitted providing they are sacred.

Questions regarding sacred music or hiring of musicians should be addressed in advance to the parish Director of Music, Mr. Joseph Nigro, at 914-318-3268, or by E-mail at

“Abide With Me”

“All Creatures of our God and King”

“Alleluia, Sing to Jesus”

“Amazing Grace”

“Ave Maria” (various composers)

“Christ is Made the Sure Foundation”

“For All the Saints”

“How Great Thou Art”

“I Am the Bread of Life” (Toolan)

“I Heard the Voice of Jesus”

“I Know that My Redeemer Lives”

“In Paradisum” (Plain Chant)

“Jerusalem My Happy Home”

“Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring”

“Lord of All Hopefulness”

“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

“My Shepherd Will Supply My Need”

“O God Beyond All Praising”

“O God Our Help in Ages Past”

“O Rest in the Lord” (Mendelssohn)

“Panis Angelicus” (various composers)

“Pie Jesu” (from Fauré Requiem)

“Praise My Soul the King of Heaven”

“Prayer of St. Francis”

Psalm 23: “The Lord is My Shepherd” Psalm 25:  “To You I Lift My Soul”

Psalm 27:  “The Lord is My Light”

Psalm 84: “How Lovely is Your Dwelling”

Psalm 141:  “Let My Prayers Rise” “Rejoice the Lord is King”

“Saints of God” (Marier)

“Shepherd of Souls”

“Sing With All the Saints in Glory”

“The Day of Resurrection”

“The King of Love”

“The Strife is O’er” (Palestrina)

“To Jesus Christ Our Sovreign King”

“What Wondrous Love is This”

“Whatsoever You Do” (Jabusch)

“Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones”

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