Funeral Music for the Liturgy

 

 

 

graphic (c) Netta Ewing

‘Pastoral Music for Funeral Liturgies’ is published by St Mungo Music and can be ordered directly from St Mungo Music.
Alternatively, the organ music for many of the settings below can be found by clicking on the sheetmusic file below:
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Come to me: responsory by Noel S Donnelly music © Kevin Mayhew.
Published in Music for the Eucharist
Sung by the St Mungo Singers

Come to me, all of you, that labour and are burdened.
I will give you rest, says the Lord.
Come to me, all of you, that labour and are burdened.
Come to me, come all of you, and I will give you rest.

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How blest are those
How blest are those: responsory © Noel S Donnelly, published in ‘Pastoral Music for Funeral Liturgies’ St Mungo Music.
Sung by the St Mungo Singers

How blest are those who have died in the Lord.
Let them rest from their labours, let them rest,
for their good works go with them,
for their good works go with them.
Eternal rest give unto him, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine on him.
May he rest in peace, may he rest in peace.

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In paradisum: plainsong
Sung by the St Mungo Singers

‘In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres,
et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. C
horus angelorum te suscipiat,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.’

May angels lead you into paradise; upon your arrival, may the martyrs receive you
and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem.
May the ranks of angels receive you,
and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest.

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Introit for the dead : Just as Jesus died and rose Music © Gerry Fitzpatrick, ‘Pastoral Music for Funeral Liturgies’ St Mungo Music.
Sung by the St Mungo Singers

Just as Jesus died and rose, so those who sleep in him will be restored by God.
As in Adam all have died, so all will live in Christ, will live in Christ.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

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Introit: Requiem aeternum: plainsong
Sung by the St Mungo Singers

Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus Deus, in Sion,et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam;ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
To you, O God, a hymn is due in Zion, and to you shall a vow be repaid in Jerusalem.
Hear my prayer; to you shall all flesh come.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

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May the souls May the souls: Words traditional. Music © Noel S Donnelly, ‘Pastoral Music for Funeral Liturgies’ St Mungo Music.
Sung by the St Mungo Singers

May the souls of the faithful, departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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Remember those, O Lord Words © James Quinn SJ. Music © Gerry Fitzpatrick, ‘Pastoral Music for Funeral Liturgies’ St Mungo Music
Sung by the St Mungo Singers

Remember those, O Lord, who in your peace have died,
yet may not gain love’s high reward till love is purified!
With you they faced death’s night,
sealed with your vic’try sign,
soon may the splendour of your light on them forever shine.

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Receive her soul: words: The Funeral Liturgy. Music © Gerry Fitzpatrick, ‘Pastoral Music for Funeral Liturgies’ St Mungo Music.
Sung by Grace Buckley and the St Mungo Singers

Receive her soul, receive her soul,
and present her to God the Most High.

Saints of God, come to her aid. Hasten to meet her, angels of the Lord.

May Christ who called you take you to your rest.
May angels lead you to Abraham’s side.

Eternal rest give unto her, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.

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I know that my Redeemer lives: responsory.
From the English translation of the Order of Christian Funerals (c) 1985 ICEL Music (c) Gerry Fitzpatrick.
Published in ‘Pastoral Music for Funeral Liturgies’
St Mungo Music

I know that my Redeemer lives! on the last day I shall raise again.
And in my flesh I shall see God, the living God

I myself shall see him face to face;
and my eyes shall look up on my saviour.
And in my flesh I shall see God, the living God.

With in my heart this hope I cherish;
that in my flesh I shall see God.
And in my flesh I shall see God, the living God.
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Settings of the psalms recommended for funerals can be found under Psalms of the Liturgy