Angel On The Breeze

A beautiful song written by a father after the suicide of his daughter.

Vicky from Darwin died after taking an overdose following two years of desperately searching for a job. The 21-year-old, with 10 GCSEs and three A-levels, died a day after she had received another rejection letter following a recent job interview.

Her father has written this song in Vicki’s memory and he sent it to me with the hope that others will find comfort with his words and music. The song’s video includes videos and photos of Vicky.

He has given permission to freely distribute in the hope that this music will in some small way help others.

Angel On The Breeze

 

To see your smile once more

And hear your voice again

If only I could have those things

It would help to ease my pain

My pillow holds an ocean of tears

Thinking it’s a dream

My heart is in a million pieces

I just want to shout and scream

You are the sun that shines so bright

You are the twinkle of a star in the sky

You are the flowers that grow wild and free

You are an angel who glides on the breeze

If pictures paint a thousand words

You have broken the rule

By taking one look at you

We can all see you’re the jewel

I’m lost and don’t know what to do

Each day I cry and cry

Your beautiful face and smile to see

Would help to get me by

You are the sun that shines so bright

You are the twinkle of a star in the sky

You are the flowers that grow wild and free

You are an angel who glides on the breeze

Angel on the breeze

Angel on the breeze

Angel on the breeze

Angel on the breeze

Angel on the breeze

Angel on the breeze

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Songs Played At Funerals

Songs played at funerals can help express how greatly your loved one will be missed.     The selection of funeral songs can make you smile… or cause you to cry.

There is no right music that suits all.  The songs played at funerals are as varied as the individual that was.

And that’s what this day is all about. 

Additional Resources for Songs;

I’ll Be Missing You By Sting or Puff Daddy

The following is Puff Daddy’s version:

Nothing Compares To You   –   Sinead O’Connor

In My Life  – The Beatles

Unforgettable   – Nat King Cole

There You Be  –  Faith Hill

Seasons In The Sun  –  Terry Jacks

Simply The Best  –  Tina Turner

Stand By Me  –  Ben E King

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic  –  Sting

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Old Favorite Songs

Memories Are Made of This by Dean Martin

Gone Fishin by Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong

My Way by Frank Sinatra

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Christian Funeral Music

Listen to our selection of the most popular Christian funeral music songs.

In selecting songs, give consideration to the favorite songs and hymns of the deceased.

Prior to when my mother-in-law passed away, I had never thought to ask her what hymns were her favorite. I asked her fellow church friends for input and they kindly gave me a selection of Christian music songs that my mother-in-law had loved.

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Catholic Funeral Hymns

When my mother-in-law passed away, the responsibility fall to me to select the hymns for the Catholic funeral service. This was a somewhat daunting task, selecting Catholic funeral hymns, as I am not Catholic.

Choices had to be made for:

  • Opening Hymn
  • Psalm
  • Song for Offertory
  • Communion Song
  • Recessional

HELP! I contacted my mother-in-law’s fellow Church going friends and asked them for their help in selecting the hymns. I also asked them what some of my mother-in-law’s favorite hymns might have been. These are some of the Catholic funeral hymns that her friends provided to me to choose from;

For the entrance or Opening Hymn, we selected; Jesus Christ Is Risen Today. 

For the Psalm; The Lord Is My Shepherd.

The Offertory: I Heard The Voice Of Jesus

Communion: We Have Been Told

Recessional: Celtic Song of Farewell.

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Listen to A Selection of Funeral Service Hymns

Below is a collection of my favorites funeral hymns, done in a variety of renditions from everything from choir to gospel and to country.

The link includes a snippet of music from the most popular funeral hymns.

Enjoy. I hope you find comfort in the words and music of these hymns.

Traditional Organ Music

The following are the same songs, with a link to the music performed in the traditional organ music of the church.

By no means exhaustive, this selection of hymns can be found in most hymn books. However, if you know of a favorite hymn of the deceased, then you probably want to include it in the service.

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Jazz and Blues Songs for Funerals

Favorite jazz and blues songs for funerals.

A Selection of Videos of Jazz and Blues Songs for Funerals;

The Thrill Is Gone by B.B. King

 

Slow Blues by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie

 

Sweet Home Chicago by Buddy Guy

 

Sky is Crying by Stevie Ray Vaughan

 

S’Wonderful by Diana Krall

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A Selection of Instrumental Funeral Music

Music seems to say what the heart has trouble finding the words for.

A formal funeral may include a selection of music by Bach, Chopin, Fauvre, Brahms, or Schubert – often played on the organ or by a single pianist, guitarist, flutist, or vocalist.

It is perfectly acceptable in some settings to play a tape of your favorite compositions.

Here are a number of instrumental music selections, mostly classical, for services both formal and informal that I have collected over the years.

A selection of videos of several of these instrumental selections:

Chopin Funeral March

 

Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Gluck

 

Preludes Chopin Op.28

 

Elegy by Faure

 

An Ending by Brian Eno

 

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Heaven And Angel Funeral Songs

Click just below to listen to our favorite selection of heaven and angel funeral songs.

A selection of videos of several songs;

Jealous of the Angels by Jenn Bostic

Nashville singer Jenn Bostic wrote this song as a result of witnessing her father’s death in a car crash.  It is gradually gaining in popularity at memorial services.

Dancing In Heaven 

God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You By N-Sync

Heaven Was Needing A Hero 

Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Avril Lavigne 

Angels by Robbie Williams

In The Arms of An Angel by Sarah McClachlan

Calling All Angels by Train

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Easy Listening Funeral Songs

Click on the link below to listen to a snippet of the most popular easy listening songs for funerals.

Videos of several of these easy listening funeral songs;

A Living Prayer by Alison Krauss

 

Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkle

 

God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You by N-Sync

 

There Are Places I’ll Remember by The Beatles

 

Come Some Rainy Day

 

Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

 

Like You’ll Never See Me Again by Alicia Keys

 

In Loving Memory by Alter Bridge

 

How Can I Help You Say Goodbye by Patty Loveless

 

Home by Michael Buble

 

In The Blink Of An Eye by Mercy Me

 

Slipped Away by Avril Lavigne

 

Who Knows Where The Time Goes by Sandy Denny

 

When The River Meets The Sea

 

Til Kingdom Come by Coldplay

 

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