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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. 

RISE UP SINGING:

  • 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

RISE AGAIN:

  • 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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