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Funeral hymns play a significant role in Christian funeral services in the UK because they can unite and console the mourners. Hymns are common in Christian religions, and like other genres of music, they can be joyful, depressing, or inspiring.

Christian people believe that they will be with the Lord when they are gone, free from sin, suffering, and worldly woes. Even though funerals are really depressing, a well-selected hymn performed in faith may provide great consolation to the family and loved ones.

Here are 10 popular hymns that can be included in burial or Christian funeral order of service:

Order of service funeral examples

1. Abide with me (Henry Francis Lyte / Will Henry Monk)

Abide with me, fast falls the eventide

The darkness deepens Lord, with me abide

When other helpers fail and comforts flee

Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day

Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away

Change and decay in all around, I see

O Thou who changeset not, abide with me

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless

Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness

Where is death’s sting?

Where, grave, thy victory?

I triumph still, if Thou abide with me

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes

Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies

Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee

In life, in death, o Lord, abide with me

Abide with me, abide with me


(Christian funeral order of service hymns)

2. Amazing Grace (John Newton)

Amazing grace how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now I’m found

Was blind but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear

And grace my fears relieved

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils, and snares

I have already come

This grace that brought me safe thus far

And grace will lead me home

When we’ve been here ten thousand years

Bright, shining as the sun

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we first begun

Amazing grace how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now I’m found

Was blind but now I see


(Christian funeral order of service hymns)

3. The Lord is my Shepherd (23rd Psalm)

The Lord is my Shepherd

I shall not want

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures

He leadeth me besides the still waters

The Lord is my Shepherd

I shall not want

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures

He leadeth me besides the still waters

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

I will fear no evil

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

I will fear no evil

For you are with me

You will comfort me

You are with me

You will comfort me

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

All the days of my life

And I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever

Forever

Forever

Forever


(Christian funeral order of service hymns)

4. Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art

Thou my best thought, by day or by night

Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word

I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord

Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son

Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise

Thou mine inheritance, now and always

Thou and Thou only first in my heart

High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art

High King of heaven, my victory won

May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s sun

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall

Still be my vision, O ruler of all

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall

Still be my vision, O ruler of all


(Christian funeral order of service hymns)

5. How Great Thou Art

O LORD my God! When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the works Thy hand hath made;

I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 

When through the woods and forest glades I wander

And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,

And hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze: 

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,

Sent Him to die – I scarce can take it in:

That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin: 

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art! How great Thou art! 

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And take me home – what joy shall fill my heart!

Then shall I bow in humble adoration,

And there proclaim, my God how great Thou art! 


(Christian funeral order of service hymns)

6. Morning has broken

Morning has broken,

Like the first morning,

Blackbird has spoken

Like the first bird;

Praise for the singing,

Praise for the morning,

Praise for them springing

Fresh from the Word. 

Sweet the rain’s new fall,

Sunlit from heaven,

Like the first dewfall

On the first grass;

Praise for the sweetness,

Of the wet garden,

Sprung in completeness

Where his feet pass.

 

Mine is the sunlight,

Mine is the morning,

Born of the one light

Eden saw play;

Praise with elation,

Praise every morning,

God’s re-creation

Of the new day.


(Christian funeral order of service hymns)

7. Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;

There is no shadow of turning with Thee,

Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not,

As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,

Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above;

Join with all nature in manifold witness,

To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;

Strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.


(Christian funeral order of service hymns)

8. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,

Oh, what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged—

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful,

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy-laden,

Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge—

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,

Thou wilt find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised

Thou wilt all our burdens bear;

May we ever, Lord, be bringing

All to Thee in earnest prayer.

Soon in glory bright, unclouded,

There will be no need for prayer—

Rapture, praise, and endless worship

Will be our sweet portion there.


(Christian funeral order of service hymns)

9. Blessed Assurance

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,

Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

Angels, descending, bring from above

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Savior am happy and blest,

Watching and waiting, looking above,

Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.


(Christian funeral order of service hymns)

10. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,

forgive our foolish ways;

reclothe us in our rightful mind,

in purer lives thy service find,

in deeper reverence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard

beside the Syrian sea

the gracious calling of the Lord,

let us, like them, without a word

rise up and follow thee.

O Sabbath rest by Galilee,

O calm of hills above,

where Jesus knelt to share with thee

the silence of eternity,

interpreted by love!

Drop thy still dews of quietness,

till all our strivings cease;

take from our souls the strain and stress,

and let our ordered lives confess

the beauty of thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire

thy coolness and thy balm;

let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;

speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,

O still, small voice of calm!

(Christian funeral order of service hymns)

How to write Christian funeral order of service?

What are the three parts of the Order of Christian Funerals? The Christian funeral order of Service follows a set framework:

1. Front cover of Christian funeral order of service:

2. Inside pages of Christian funeral order of service

Opening music:

The Christian Funeral Service opens with organ music. It’s possible to hear additional vocal and/or instrumental music. As guests enter the venue, hymns or other music are played. Hence, opening music/ hymn are included in Christian funeral order of service, sometimes with the lyrics.

Readings and opening words:

If the deceased had a favourite book, someone could read it. A calming verse, a poem or scripture could also be included. Opening words for a funeral service also can be mentioned.

Prayers and blessings:

Themes for prayers may include praying for the grieving people, praying for the community, and praying for the deceased.

Eulogy:

Eulogy is also known as the sermon. This usually include sharing tales about the person and their life’s work, as well as noting and honouring their contributions. 

Committal and thanksgiving:

These prayers ask the divine for prayers of thanksgiving for the deceased person’s life, as well as prayers for their grieving guests. The prayer is typically concluded with an Amen and a shared moment of silence.

Closing music and hymns

3. Final page of Christian funeral order of service:

Some people like to leave it blank. But you could add a picture of the deceased and add details about the donations and wake.

Christian funeral order of service
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