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Songs appropriate for children to sing at funerals?

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20wkbaby Tue 24-Sep-13 12:46:46

Just made myself cry looking at the lyrics of lullabies and thinking of them being sung at a funeral. Especially as my grandmother whose funeral it is lost her own mother at 2 months old.


sonlypuppyfat Tue 24-Sep-13 12:40:18

Morning has broken is lovely. I went to a funeral once and I cannot for my life sing its awful they put on All things bright and beautiful and I was the only one singing but I couldn't stop as that would have been worse!

20wkbaby Tue 24-Sep-13 12:34:41

The children range from 6 to 11 so the younger ones probably couldn't follow the words easily of a song they were not familiar with. It will be at a crematorium but hymns are not necessarily out.

Just wondered if someone could think laterally and come up with a children's song that had some additional meaning relevant to a funeral. I am thinking about bedtime songs maybe...

Thanks StitchingMoss - All Things Bright and Beautiful has been suggested but rejected for some reason.

StitchingMoss Tue 24-Sep-13 09:39:03

All things bright and beautiful is a popular choice.

BlackberrySeason Tue 24-Sep-13 09:37:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

20wkbaby Tue 24-Sep-13 09:34:52

Any ideas of songs appropriate for children to sing at a funeral (of their great-grandmother in this case). Preferably that would already be familiar to them as some are not old enough to read quickly on sight.

Something not too morbid please?

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