Hymns for Christian Burial

The following hymns may be used at the Entrance Hymn, Hymn of the Day, or the Procession when leaving the church.

438 A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth
878 Abide with Me
596 All Christians Who Have Been Baptized
753 All for Christ I Have Forsaken
601 All Who Believe and Are Baptized
477 Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven
744 Amazing Grace
633 At the Lambs High Feast We Sing
467 Awake My Heart with Gladness
697 Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death
676 Behold a Host, Arrayed in White
725 Children of the Heavenly Father
509 Christ Is Surely Coming
458 Christ Jesus Lay in Deaths Strong Bands
420 Christ the Life of All the Living
605 Father Welcomes
677 For All the Saints
742 For Me to Live is Jesus
607 From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee
594 God’s Own Child I Gladly Say It
801 How Great Thou Art
740 I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb
461 I Know That My Redeemer Lives
486 If Christ Had Not Been Raised from Death
724 If God Himself Be for Me
748 I’m But a Stranger Here
745 In God, My Faithful God
938 In Peace and Joy I Now Depart
755 In the Very Midst of Life

672 Jerusalem the Golden
741 Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense
490 Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won
743 Jesus Pricesless Treasure
708 Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart
484 Make Songs of Joy
747 No Saint on Earth Lives Life to Self Alone
880 Now Rest Beneath Night’s Shadow
552 O Christ, Who Shared Our Mortal Life
396 O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright
449 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
450 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
679 Oh, How Blest Are They
675 Oh, What Their Joy
598 Once in the Blest Baptismal Waters
671 Sing with All the Saints in Glory
508 The Day Is Surely Drawing Near
709 The King of Love My Shepherd Is
710 The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want
758 The Will of God Is Always Best
762 There Is a Time for Everything
482 This Joyful Eastertide
516 Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying
770 What a Friend We Have in Jesus
760 What God Ordains Is Always Good
730 What Is the World to Me
764 When Aimless Violence Takes Those We Love
763 When Peace, like a River
483 With High Delight Let Us Unite

Settings of the Nunc Dimittis from the Divine Service (LSB page 165, 199, or 211) may be used.

During Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, seasonal hymns such as the following may also be appropriate:

397 As with Gladness Men of Old
364 Away in a Manger
347 Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
349 Hark the Glad Sound
380 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
386 Now Sing We, Now Rejoice
334 O Lord, How Shall I Meet You
355 O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide
376 Once in Royal David’s City
348 The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns
402 The Only Son from Heaven

The following hymns from The Lutheran Hymnal (1941) are also appropriate choices:

586 A Pilgrim and A Stranger
520 Commit Whatever Grieves Thee
514 God Moves in a Mysterious Way
585 I Fall Asleep in Jesus’ Wounds
592 I Know of a Sleep in Jesus’ Name
533 Nearer, My God, to Thee
600 O Lord, My God, I Cry to Thee
594 When My Last Hour Is Close at Hand
593 Why do We Mourn Departing Friends

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