I don’t really like it either.
That sounds very nice, but I know a lot of parishes and a lot of priests who would not permit those songs, other than the Ave Maria, at a Catholic funeral because they are secular songs not from the regular hymnal. Or at most, might permit one of them at the very end, but not three of them.
I frequently sing at funeral Masses. Common songs are ‘the summons’ ‘prayer to St Francis’ ‘song of the angels’
I will list a few more as I remember the names
We sing Amazing Grace at Funeral Masses . It is a beautiful song.
I too would like In Paradisum sung at my funeral too.
I’m pretty sure it was a Jesuit priest. There was a school connected with the church that the man’s children had attended. And I believe the family was quite generous in their donations to that church over the years.
Ask your parish secretary for the funeral planning book. It’ll have all the choices, songs, readings, etc.
We buried my wife’s older cousin recently and sang the chanted funeral Mass for her. It was very moving.
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