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21 Traditional Funeral Songs to Honor Your Loved One

Funeral Music - Traditional Songs

Today we’re going to be sharing with you our top 21 picks for traditional funeral songs. We’ve got timeless hymns like “How Great Thou Art,” as well as more modern classics, like Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” And everything in between.

So no matter what type of traditional funeral music you’re looking for, we’re sure you’ll discover the perfect tracks to honor your loved one and the life they lived.

Let’s take a listen.

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Funeral Scriptures: Best Bible Verses for Funerals

Best Funeral Scriptures

There are so many options for funeral Scriptures that it’s hard to choose the right one for your loved one’s funeral.

So we’ve done the winnowing for you. Below, we first feature the 5 best Bible verses for funerals and memorial services. These Scriptures are ideal for simply reading, for a funeral sermon, or as a quote in your eulogy.

After the top five, we have additional Bible verses that focus on proclaiming the Gospel. Next, we have comforting Scriptures to share with the grieving family, plus funeral readings specifically for mom, dad, grandparents, and more.

Lastly, we’ll close out with a big list of the many classic and truly meaningful funeral Scripture selections that have been traditionally read at funerals throughout history.

Let’s jump in.

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What to Say When Someone Dies (And What NOT to Say)

What to Say When Someone Dies

What do you say when someone dies? It’s an age-old question. No matter how much time passes – or how many people you know that have lost a loved one – it never seems to get any easier to know what to say.

If you need help figuring out the best way to

  • Talk to a grieving friend or family member
  • Avoid saying something stupid and hurtful
  • Offer condolences
  • Write a sympathy card or note
  • Have a few helpful phrases ready
  • Handle unfamiliar situations like when a child or parent dies

… you’ve come to the right place.

Below, we have tips for what to say, and what NOT to say, when someone you knew – or perhaps didn’t know all that well – dies.

It’s never any easy topic, but keep in mind these tried-and-true tips and you have the confidence to say just the right thing at just the right time.

Let’s take a look.

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Condolence Images & Sympathy Quotes to Share

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Welcome to our collection of beautiful condolence images, quotes, and memes.

Browse these condolence images to share with a grieving friend. Find help and inspiration and when you don’t know what to write in a condolence message. Or simply scroll through and read these encouraging quotes as you mourn your loved one.

We hope these quotes and images provide a measure of comfort in this difficult time.

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Cremation Ceremony: When, Where, & How to Hold Cremation Ceremonies

Cremation Ceremonies

You have many options when it comes to holding a cremation ceremony. Today, we’re going to go over the different types of cremation ceremonies and also discuss when, where and how they may occur.

You’ll learn what a cremation ceremony is, how to plan one for a loved one, whether you wish to do so at a funeral home, your own home, or somewhere else, and much more.

Ready? Let’s begin.

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12 Beautiful Funeral Guest Book Ideas

Funeral Guest Book Ideas

You are planning a funeral or memorial service for a loved one, and are in need of funeral guest book ideas that are both beautiful and memorable. In this article, we’re sharing some of our favorites with you.

We’ve compiled a list of 12 gorgeous funeral guest books (plus a few honorable mentions) for family and friends to leave their memories of your loved one in. Besides serving a practical use at the service, your guest book will also be an everlasting keepsake.

Let’s take a look.

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Unable to Attend Funeral Letter (Free Examples)

Can't Attend Funeral Letter - Examples & Tips

If you are unable to attend a funeral, it’s appropriate to let the family know by sending a letter.

This “unable to attend funeral” letter should include condolences and a simple apology for not being able to make it to the service.

Here’s what to write in your letter (or sympathy card), plus some free examples you can use.

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Etiquette for Missing a Funeral

Etiquette for Missing a Funeral

Someone you know has died (or has lost a loved one), but you can’t attend the funeral. Or maybe you’re debating whether or not you should go…

What’s the proper and respectful thing to do?

Today, we’re going to get into the details of how and why

  • Etiquette for missing a funeral
  • What to say when you can’t attend
  • Is it disrespectful to not go to a funeral?
  • Valid reasons for missing a funeral
  • What to do to “make up” for not going

Let’s get right to it.

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15 Funny Funeral Songs That Are Totally Inappropriate

Worst Funeral Songs (Ever)

As it turns out, funny funeral songs are actually a thing on the interwebs. And apparently enough of you search for “inappropriate funeral songs” that it calls for an entire article dedicated to the topic.

So… fine! We’ll give you what you want 🙂

In this post, we’ll oblige you with our 15 favorite funny funeral songs, from well-worn classics like Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” to Sarah Silverman’s infamous nursing home gig.

You asked for it.

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