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60 of the most beloved songs to play at memorial services, funerals, and celebration-of-life events

The relationship between funerals and music is incredibly powerful and can offer a sense of peace for friends and family members at a difficult time.

For huge numbers of funerals — not in every faith tradition, but in many — music is typically sprinkled throughout a funeral service.

Memorial songs and funeral hymns set the mood of our memories; they honor our loved ones' lives; they give us something to hold on to when things get very emotional.

Here are 60 of the most beloved songs that families have been known to play at funerals and celebrations of life.


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