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Song Suggestions for a Baby or Child’s Funeral

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Updated September 21, 2011

The possibilities for music at your baby's funeral are nearly limitless. Any song that has special meaning for you or your partner can be appropriate. Don't be afraid of what other people think. Your child's memorial service should reflect what the experience of being a parent -- no matter how long -- meant to you. Below you will find a list of songs that other people have used, or have lyrics significant to losing a child or other loved one. You should be able to find most of these songs on YouTube if you'd like to listen to them.

See also:
Secular and Other Reading Suggestions for a Baby or Child’s Funeral
Suggested Christian Scripture Readings for a Baby or Child’s Funeral
Inspirational Poetry for a Baby or Child’s Funeral
Suggested Jewish Readings for a Baby’s Funeral or Memorial Service

"Arms Wide Open" - Creed

"Ave Maria" - Traditional (Catholic)

"Baby Mine" - Bette Midler

"Borrowed Angels" - Kristen Chenoweth

"Butterfly Kisses" - Bob Carlisle

"Child of Mine" - Carole King

"Dancing with the Angels" - Monk and Neagle

"Dust in the Wind" - Kansas

"Everybody Hurts" - REM

"Glory Baby" - Watermark

"Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) - The Dixie Chicks

"Gone Away" - The Offspring

"Goodnight My Angel" - Billy Joel

"I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack

"If I Die Young" - The Band Perry

"In My Life" - The Beatles

"In the Arms of an Angel" - Sarah McLachlan

"Let It Be" - The Beatles

"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" - Twila Paris

"On Eagles Wings" - Traditional

"Over the Rainbow" - as performed by Judy Garland

"Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

"Pie Jesu" - Traditional

"Remember Me" - Broken Bread

"Return to Pooh Corner" - Kenny Loggins

"Skin (Sarabeth)" - Rascall Flatts

"Smile" - Charlie Chaplain

"Somewhere Out There" - Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram

"Tears in Heaven" - Eric Clapton

"Time in a Bottle" - Jim Croce

"To Where You Are" - Josh Groban

"True Colors" - Cyndi Lauper

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" - Traditional

"Where the River Meets the Sea" - John Denver and the Muppets

"Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd

"Who You'd Be Today" - Kenny Chesney

"Yes, Jesus Loves Me" - Traditional

"You Raised Me Up" - Josh Grobin

"You've Got a Friend" - James Taylor

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