Funeral Music

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Music is integral to the funeral rites. It allows the community to express convictions and feelings that words alone may fail to convey. It has the power to console and uplift the mourners and to strengthen the unity of the assembly in faith and love. 
Family members are encouraged to take an active part in the funeral, including the selection of music, but only insofar as their grief and sense of loss permit. If the family prefers, the organ and cantor will select appropriate music. 
Please send all music requests to Christopher Hebard, the organist: 617 230 3179
Requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance, so that the musicians have time to prepare and rehearse. 
The organist will select one of the qualified cantors who are familiar with the funeral rites at St. John’s. 
The fee for the organist and cantor is $150 each.
St. John’s Parish Beverly, Ma
Music for a Funeral Mass of Resurrection
Processional (Choose one):

Amazing Grace  / Be Not Afraid / Here I Am Lord / I Know That My Redeemer Lives / O God Our Help in Ages Past

Offertory (Choose one): All I Ask of You / Blest Are They / Christ be Our Light / Hail Mary, Gentle Woman / Here I Am Lord / Hosea / I Heard the Voice of Jesus / Let there be Peace on Earth / Like a Shepherd / Prayer of St. Francis /  Servant Song (McGargill) / Shelter Me O God / The Servant Song (Gillard)  /The Summons We Remember
Communion (Choose one):  Bread for the World /  Eat this Bread / I am the Bread of Life / One Bread, One Body / Taste and See (Moore) / The Supper of the Lord / Unless a Grain of Wheat / We Are Called / We Have Been Told / We Remember / You Are Mine

Meditation (Choose one): All I Ask of You / Ave Maria (Schubert) / Come to Me / Here I Am Lord Lord / You Have Come / O Lord I Am Not Worthy / Panis Angelicus (Franck) / Pescador de Hombres / Prayer of St. Francis
Recessional (Choose one): America / America the Beautiful / Eternal Father, Strong to Save / Holy God, We Praise Thy Name / How Great Thou Art / Lift High the Cross / On Eagle’s Wings / Precious Lord Take My Hand / We Will Rise Again / Wherever You Go


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