Music selections

Because music has such a dignified place within the funeral liturgies at St. Joseph Catholic Church, we presume that our organist and cantor will be assisting at each funeral. Guest musicians or cantors will be considered at the family’s request and could be incorporated into the funeral liturgy according to specific abilities and preferences of each musician or cantor.

Be aware that we will not play or sing secular music in the church.


If you’d rather us pick the music, we will default to the following selection:


Opening: 461 Amazing Grace

Offertory: 420 How great Thou art

Communion: 539 Be Still my Soul

Recessional: 459 Be not Afraid

Other song choices


Opening Hymn:

Offertory Hymn:

Communion Hymn:

Closing Hymn:

Abide with me

Alleluia No. 1

Amazing Grace

Be not Afraid

Be Still my Soul

Be Thou my Vision

Be With Me

Blest are they

Christ be beside me

Dona nobis pacem

Eat this Bread

Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Eye has not seen

Gift of Finest Wheat

Glory and Praise to our God

God we Praise you

Hail Mary, Gentle Woman

Here I am, Lord


How great Thou art

I am the Bread of Life

I have loved you

I heard the voice of Jesus say

I want to walk as a child of the light

In the Lord

Jerusalem, my happy home

Jesus, Come to us

Keep in Mind

Lead me, Lord

Lift High the Cross

Like a Shepherd

Lord, you have come

Loving and Forgiving

Nearer, my God to Thee

O Lord, I am not Worthy

O Sacrament most Holy

Oh God, You search me

On Eagle’s Wings

One bread, one body

Panis Angelicus

Prayer of St. Francis

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God

Shepherd me, O God

Soul of My Savior

Taste and See

The King of Love, my Shepherd is

The Lord is my Light

The Strife is O’er

This is Jesus

You are Mine

You are Near