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Hospice Song List

We don't always have the opportunity to sing directly to our loved ones when they are dying. But in many cases it can help make the transition go more smoothly. Our wish is that this list be a resource for you - a starting place to help you find songs that you can sing at bedside. You may find some songs on this list may fit well with your loved one's beliefs and some will not. Some songs on the list are not religious but provide a loving message of comfort. Peter and I have sung at the bedsides of our mothers, fathers and many dear friends. We have found singing can bring a calming energy to the room. It can help make the transition a time of sweetness even in the midst of deep grief. May we all be tender with each other as we sing our goodbyes. We will continue to update this list. 




Breathing In, Breathing Out 52

Abide with Me 130

All My Trials 130

All Through the Night 131

Amazing Grace 92 RUS

Angel Band 92 RUS

Angels Hovering Round 131

Balm in Gilead 208

Bamboo 229

Brother Sun, Sister Moon 41

Catch the Wind 122

Day Is Done 131

Dona Nobis Pacem 194

Down by the Sallie Gardens 123

Edelweiss 152

Lullabye (Like a Ship in the Harbor) 134

Moon River 66

(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow 31

River 226

Safe in the Harbour 205 

Skye Boat Song 135

Spirit of the Living God 197

Swing Low Sweet Chariot 212

Tender Shepherd 197

There’s a Long Long Trail a Winding 81

Ubi Caritas 197





Breathing In, Breathing Out 52

Can I Stand Here for You 119 (Threshold)

Hand Upon Your Heart 159

Lay Down Brother (Sister) 121

May You Walk 122

Mi Shebeirach 123

My Grateful Heart 123 (Threshold)

Onawa’s Waltz 123

Pure Grace 124 (Threshold)

Sanctuary 59

Sea of Dreams 161

Sending You Light 124

So Many Angels 124

Tide and the River Rising 274

To My Old Brown Earth 274

Well May the World Go 282


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