Lectionary #668

Parish Funerals and Today's Celebration

Preparing for today's liturgy presents pastoral musicians the opportunity to take stock of music at parish funerals: the involvement of the family in the selection of music; the participation of parish cantors, choirs, and instrumentalists in the celebration of the funeral liturgy; and the variety of musical selections that are both appropriate to the funeral rites and familiar to our worshiping communities.

The celebration of All Souls also gives music planners a chance to place on the lips of the assembly good musical selections that can be used at funeral liturgies. The wise pas­toral musician may want to select some music for today's liturgy that is tried and true, along with some less familiar music that may become part of the community's funeral repertoire in the future.

The readings are chosen from the readings for Masses for the Dead. The Lectionary for Mass offers a selection of these readings at #668.

Suggested Responsorial Psalm: Ps (26) 27

The Lectionary provides a rich variety of responsorial psalms, many of which are very familiar to worshiping communities. Psalm 27, with its spirit of confident hope combined with a lament, makes it a fitting choice for the fall season and the last weeks of Ordinary Time.

El Señor Es Mi Luz (Montgomery) FYC 189
El Señor Es Mi Luz (Rubalcava) Cantos 58
El Señor Es Mi Luz (Taulé) FYC 191/GP 187
God Is My Light (Isele) PMB 23
I Believe I Shall See (Soper) GP 190/MI-BB/JS 30
I Believe That I Shall See (Johengen) RS 56/GC 38
I Believe That I Shall See (Kelly/Gelineau) WOR 195/RS 55
I Shall See the Lord (Haas) CBW 636
The Lord Is My Light (Bouknight) GC 605/GC2 592
The Lord Is My Light (Burns) PC1 38/PC2 18/PRM C141
The Lord Is My Light (DeBruyn) GP 188/MI-BB/JS 29
The Lord Is My Light (Guimont) CBW 118
The Lord Is My Light (Gustafson) GP 189
The Lord Is My Light (Haas) GC 39/GC2 29/LMGM 529/PCY1 59/WC 397/RS 57/WS
The Lord Is My Light (Hruby) SO 36/PRM C19
The Lord Is My Light (Hughes) GIA 2632
The Lord Is My Light (Jackson) LMGM 528
The Lord Is My Light (Kreutz) PSC 42
The Lord Is My Light (Rachelski) SMM3 84/SMM5 42
The Lord Is My Light (Roberts) LMGM 527
The Lord Is My Light (Waddell) WC 396
The Lord Is My Light (Walker) GP 486
The Lord Is My Light (Willcock) PFS 40
The Lord Is My Light (Willcock/Murray) CBW 49
The Lord Is My Saving Light (Witchger) GIA 3483
There Is One Thing I Ask (Colgan) GP 489

Songs for the Liturgy

A Multitude Comes from the East and the West WOR 688
Alive in Christ Jesus GC 799
All Things New GC 427/GC2 450
All Will Be Well GC2 584/WC 851/WS/PMB 443
Amazing Grace WOR 583/RS 737/GC 612/GC2 586/GP 615/CBW 480/WC 685/JS 713/MI‑BB/LMGM 173/WS/PMB 323
As We Remember GC 818
Be Not Afraid JS 706/RS 734/GC 608/GC2 596/GP 602/CBW 481/WC 852/MI‑BB/LMGM 123/WS/PMB 446
Beatitudes GP 717/MI‑BB/JS 657
Because the Lord Is My Shepherd GP 627/JS 725/MI‑BB
Before the Fruit Is Ripened by the Sun WOR 418
Blest Are They GP 35/MI‑BB/RS 774/GC 659/GC2 636/CBW 522/WC 946/WS
Canticle of Simeon/Nunc Dimittis WOR 676/RS 26, 212/GC 144/GC2 767/GP 439/WC 457/JS 876/BB/WS/PMB 183
Center of My Life JS 697/GC 598/GC2 580/GP 593/MI‑BB
Come, All You Blessed Ones WC 853/WS/PMB 447
Come to Me GC 647/GC2 633/GP 537, 628, 629/WC 855, 870/JS 728, 735/MI‑BB/WS/PMB 444, 451
Deep River LMGM 150
Eat This Bread WOR 734/RS 928/GC 838/GC2 806/CBW 602/WC 642/MI‑BB/LMGM 130/WS
Eye Has Not See RS 758/GC 638/GC2 616/CBW 482/WC 856/MI‑BB/WS
For All the Saints WOR 705/CBW 449/MI‑BB/JS 526/WC 968/GP 485/LMGM 105/RS 889/GC 793/GC2 791/WS/PMB 521
Free at Last LMGM 293/GC 717/GP 562
Give Me Jesus LMGM 280/GP 484/JS 583/MI‑BB/WC 727
God of Love, Whose Mercies Daily PMB 342
Holy Darkness JS 578/GP 477/MI‑BB
I Am the Bread of Life Englert WC 670/PMB 321
I Am the Bread of Life/Yo Soy el Pan de Vida—Toolan WOR 738/MI‑BB/LMGM 133/RS 931/GC 828/GC2 822/WC 633/WS
I Am the Resurrection JS 570/MI‑BB
I Call You to My Father's House WC 700/PMB 343
I Have Loved You GP 710/MI‑BB/JS 649/RS 641/GC 504/GC2 504
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say WOR 607/RS 768/GC 646/GC2 622/GP 633/WC 866/JS 729/MI‑BB/WS 584/PMB 452
I Know That My Redeemer Lives WOR 176/JS 131, 586/RS 936/GC 854, 857/GC2 454, 863, 866/GP 482/CBW 10A, 647/MI‑BB/WC 706, 736/WS/PMB 40, 363
I Received the Living God WOR 735/RS 913/GC 851/GC2 809/WC 650/LMGM 137/WS/PMB 312/JS 815
I Shall See My God GC 856
I, the Lord GP 480/MI-BB/JS 584
I Want to Call You GC 884
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light WOR 510/RS 651/GC 507/GC2 513/WC 795/WS/PMB 404
I'll Be Singing Up There LMGM 148
I'll Fly Away LMGM 149
If God Is for Us GP 712/JS 647/MI-BB
If We Have Died to Ourselves RS 315/GC 154
In Every Age JS 727/MI-BB
In the Arms of the Shepherd WC 862/WS/PMB 449
In the Shadow of Your Wings GP 485
Into Your Hands, Lord JS 582/MI‑BB
Jerusalem, My Happy Home WOR 690/JS 788/WC 858/CBW 601/MI‑BB/RS 871/GC 771/GC2 764/WS/PMB 454
Jesus, Lord, Have Mercy WC 705
Jesus, Remember Me WOR 423/RS 770/GC 404/GC2 422/CBW 380/WC 857/MI‑BB/LMGM 48/WS
Keep in Mind GP 492/RS 940/GC 674/GC2 658/WC 816/JS 589/MI‑BB/WS 549/PMB 36
Lead Me, Guide Me LMGM 168/RS 712/GC 574/GC2 555/WC 791/WS/PMB 397
Lead Me, Lord JS 659/MI‑BB/GP 715
Let Saints on Earth in Concert Ring WOR 741
Like a Child Rests JS 734/GP 635/MI‑BB
Lord of All Hopefulness WOR 568/RS 713/GC 578/GC2 560/GP 622/CBW 497/WC 811/JS 690/MI‑BB/WS/PMB 415
Lord of the Living WOR 739
May We Praise You GC 519/GP 678
My Lord Will Come Again GC 769
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need WOR 606/RS 761/WC 861/JS 732
My Soul Is Longing WC 863/WS/PMB 445
Nearer, My God, to Thee LMGM 143/JS 861
Never the Blade Shall Rise GC 706
Now Know We Not the Meaning of Life's Sorrow CBW 635
Now the Green Blade Rises WOR 453/GC 444/GC2 456/GP 382/CBW 403/WC 574/JS 443/BB/PMB 260
O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit WOR 620
O God, Our Help in Ages Past WOR 579/RS 735/GC 614/GC2 588/GP 613/WC 842/JS 705/MI‑BB/LMGM 230/WS/PMB 435
O Lord of Life JS 530
On Eagle's Wings GP 598/RS 740/GC 611/GC2 593/WC 864/JS 704/MI‑BB/WS/PMB 453
Only in God GP 600, 610/GC 621/GC2 591/JS 712/MI‑BB
Precious Lord, Take My Hand LMGM 162/RS 754/GC 874/GC2 847/GP 478/WC 854/MI‑BB/WS/PMB 448
Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd
Psalm 42: My Soul Is Thirsting
Psalm 63: My Soul Is Thirsting
Psalm 84: How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
Ps 122: I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say
Ps 130: Out of the Depths
Pues Si Vivimos/If We Are Living RS 727/GC 666/GC2 650/WC 810/WS/PMB 408
Remember Those, O Lord CBW 641
Rest in Peace CBW 643
Rise Up with Him MI-BB
Restless Is the Heart GP 483/MI‑BB
Shall We Gather at the River LMGM 103/JS 786/GC 774/GC2 761/WC 820/WS/PMB 422/MI-BB
Shepherd of My Heart GC 641/GC2 624
Sing with All the Saints in Glory WOR 467/RS 595/GC 442/GC2 442/GP 724/CBW 406/WC 948/WS/PMB 510/JS 789
Song of Farewell RS 935/GC 864/GC2 867/GP 494/JS 580/MI‑BB
Songs of the Angels GP 496
Steal Away to Jesus LMGM 319/GC 773/GC2 766/JS 787
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot LMGM 147
The King of Love My Shepherd Is WOR 609/RS 766/GC 635/GC2 631/GP 632/WC 829/JS 733/MI‑BB/WS/PMB 427
The Living God My Shepherd Is WOR 612
The Lord Is My Hope GC 613
The Lord, the Lord, the Lord Is My Shepherd WOR 613
The People of God GC 653
The Strife Is O'er WOR 451/RS 587/GC 446/GC2 459/GP 384/CBW 395/WC 560/JS 431/MI‑BB/LMGM 64/WS/PMB 257
There Is a Balm in Gilead LMGM 157/WOR 608/RS 764/GC 648/GC2 617/GP 634/WC 689/JS 723/MI‑BB/PMB 331
There Is One Thing I Ask MI-BB/GP 489
This Alone GP 621/JS 689/MI‑BB
This Day in New Jerusalem CBW 648
Those Who Seek Your Face GP 447/JS 128
Unless a Grain of Wheat GP 579/GC 697/GC2 699/RS 804/JS 760, 802/MI‑BB
Up from the Earth RS 589/GC 452/GP 386
We Shall Rise Again GC 772/GC2 762/RS 872
We Walk by Faith WOR 572/RS 723/GC 590/GC2 583/CBW 495/WC 822/MI‑BB/WC 803/WS/PMB 416/JS 700
We Will Rise Again JS 714/MI-BB/GP 603
Where We'll Never Grow Old LMGM 145
Within Our Darkest Night RS 767/GC 644
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones WOR 707/RS 886/GC 794/GC2 790/GP 446/WC 966/JS 528/MI‑BB/LMGM 104/WS/PMB 522
Yes, I Shall Arise (Alstott) GP 491/JS 590/MI‑BB
You Are Mine GC 649/GC2 627/RS 762/MI‑BB/WC 867/WS
You Are Near GP 619/GC 604/GC2 590/WC 868/JS 722/MI‑BB/WS