Happy songs for funerals

Upbeat and uplifting songs chosen by our past clients, to help you celebrate a life.

Many people come to us looking to create a joyful celebration, rather than a sad occasion. Music makes all the difference when you’re trying to plan a ‘happy’ funeral, that leaves people feeling warm, grateful, and even upbeat. Some people want a toe-tapping sing-a-long to banish those sad thoughts, while others find happiness in simple, comforting lyrics full of hope and love. Here are a selection of our most popular positive songs to leave you and your congregation still smiling on a sad day. 


All Things Bright And Beautiful

Amazing Grace

Going Home

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

How Great Thou Art

It Is Well With My Soul

Lord Of All Hopefulness

Lord Of The Dance

Love Divine

My God Loves Me

Oh Happy Day

On Eagles’ Wings

Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven

Shine Jesus Shine

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Thine Be The Glory

This Little Light Of Mine

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

When The Saints Go Marching In

Modern and classic pop songs

ABBA - Dancing Queen 

The Beatles - Hey Jude

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun 

The Beatles - Let It Be

Eric Clapton - No Tears In Heaven

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up

Faith Hill - There You’ll Be

The Kinks - Days

Bob Marley - Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

Edith Piaf - Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

Monty Python - Always Look On The Bright Side of Life

Morcambe and Wise - Bring Me Sunshine

Tina Turner - Simply the Best 

Pharrell Williams - Happy 

Various artists - I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

Golden age and musicals

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

Carousel - You’ll Never Walk Alone

Nat King Cole - Smile

My Fair Lady - On The Street Where You Live

Ivor Novello - We’ll Gather Lilacs 

Frank Sinatra - My Way

The Sound of Music - Climb Ev’ry Mountain

Andy Williams - The Impossible Dream


Exsultate Deo - Sally K. Albrecht

Beethoven - Ode to Joy

Fauré - In Paradisum

Handel - Joy to the World

Handel - Rejoice Greatly

Strauss - Morgen

Mascagni - Easter Hymn 

Mozart - Laudate Dominum

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