planning a funeral for a little one funeral songs for baby

June 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm 2 comments

preparing a sensitive list of appropriate baby funeral songs

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When preparing for a sensitive baby funeral which hymns to sing is often a hard decision for parents. choosing an adult one is much easier when the person that passed away often has a firm favourite.

Its is much more difficult to get it right for a baby loss that was not expected at all.

Use the funeral as an opportunity to give your baby treasured memories with a celebration of life, picking songs that children love and are popular kids favourites.These songs have been selected for you because you want to create a happy and loving atmosphere to say a final good bye. You can pick from any of these songs.Depending on an organaist or pianist but often a church may let you play a cd instead. check when the funeral director asks for your requirements. (P.S as a nursery nurse and sunday school teacher I wanted to let you know which children’s songs they love to hear over and over again based on my experience and a love of working with children)

These are funeral songs more suitable for babies and children that have passed away.

you can type a search on You Tube as everyone posts video clips of  children/ adults singing them. if there are some that you have never heard or come across before.

  • He’s got the whole world in his hands.
  • If I were a butterfly,Id thank you lord for Giving me wings…
  • Jesus bids us shine.
  • red and yellow and pink and green (rainbow song)
  • Welcome to the family (type in on Google for a Salty cd use you tube to listen to any song before hand)
  • This little light of mine.
  • Somewhere over the rainbow.(Eva Casidy’s versions good)
  • Twinkle twinkle little star.
  • Insy winsy spider (relieves some of the tension, you can feel a smile as you do the actions).
  • Row Row Row your boat gently down the stream.(first verse only can be repeated).

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah Stiff  |  June 28, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Some lovely ideas.
    We had 3 songs played at our daughters funeral. “Hushabye mountain” from Chitty chitty bang bang, we found a lovely version sung by a lady called Stacey Kent, “Baby mine” from Dumbo sung by Bette Midler, and “lullaby (Goodnight my angel)” sung by Billy Joel.
    Lullabye particularly has beautiful lyrics, and we had it played at the end as we said “goodnight” to our beautiful sleeping angel.
    RIP beautiful Megan, born sleeping 1/6/11, mummy and daddy love you very much xxxx

    • 2. cheekychums  |  June 28, 2011 at 11:59 am

      hi sarah ill add these on our baby bereavement site too husabye mountain is one of my personal favourite songs of all time and dumbo baby mine oh i cry watching that clip every time where the baby animals are being rocked by their mummies awwww.


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