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Thank you all for the great discussion and resources.

Long post….

I can’t take credit, but from one of the list groups in my inbox, I received this list of songs for memorial Services.  This often helps when I want to speak of music to someone who is grieving.

 
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”tab-stops: center 3.25in;”><span style=”mso-tab-count: 1;”>                                   </span><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”><span style=”font-size: 15.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt;”>SONGS FOR MEMORIAL SERVICES</span></b></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”>ALL GODS CHILDREN NEED A PLACE TO REST – Susan Salidor</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT</b></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>AMOR ETERNO</b> – Juan Gabriel y Rocio Dorcal</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>ANGEL – Sarah McLachlan</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>BE NOT AFRAID – Bob Dufford, SJ</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME</b> – sung by Celine Dion/written by Diane Warren</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN – from the movie/written by Barry De Vorzon</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>BRING HIM HOME – Les Miserables</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>CANCION DE LOS NINOS</b> – Matilde De La Sierra</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>CANDLE IN THE WIND – Elton John</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>CHINA ROSES – ENYA (Roma Ryan)</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>EVERYTHING HERE REMINDS ME OF YOU – Jim Croegaert</b></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>FATHER WON’T YOU CARRY ME</b> – James Taylor</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>FLY</b> – sung by Celine Dion/written by Jean-Jacques Goldman & Phil Galdston</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>FOREVER YOUNG – Bob Dylan/Joan Baez</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>FRIENDS – Michael W Smith</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>GIVE YOURSELF TO LOVE</b> – Kate Wolf</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN – Vince Gill</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>GONE GONNA RISE AGAIN – Si Kahn</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>GONE TOO SOON – Michael Jackson “Dangerous”</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) – Green Day</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>GOODBYE, MY FRIEND – Karla Bonoff</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THE GREAT STORM IS OVER – Bob Franke</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THE GREATEST DISCOVERY – Elton John</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THE HAND OF GOD SHALL HOLD YOU – Marty Haugen</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>HEALER OF OUR EVERY ILL – Marty Haugen</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>HERO</b> – Mariah Carey</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>HOLD ON – Carolynne Warren & Eric Lane Baines</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>HOMEFREE</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING – Robert Lowry</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>I BELIEVE</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>I BELIEVE I CAN FLY – R Kelly</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>I GOT SHOES</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>I HAVE A DREAM – Abba</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>I SING FOR ALL THE CHILDREN</b> – Matilde De La Sierra & Jim Manzardo</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>I WILL REMEMBER YOU – Sarah McLachlin</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>I<span style=”font-family: ‘WP TypographicSymbols’;”>=</span>LL FLY AWAY – Albert E Brumley</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>INTO THE FIRE – Bruce Springsten (“The Rising”)</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>IT’S IN EVERYONE OF US (Heartlight) – D Pomeranz</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>LEAN ON ME</b></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>LIGHT A CANDLE FOR YOU</b></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>LLEGAR A TI</b> – Jaci Velasquez</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>LONGER</b> – Dan Fogelberg</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE – Jaci Velasquez</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE</b></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>MY HEART WILL GO ON</b> – sung Celine Dion in <span style=”font-family: ‘WP TypographicSymbols’;”>A</span>Titanic<span style=”font-family: ‘WP TypographicSymbols’;”>@</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>ON EAGLE<span style=”font-family: ‘WP TypographicSymbols’;”>=</span>S WINGS – Michael Joncas</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>ON MY FATHER’S WINGS</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>ON THE WINGS OF A DREAM</b> – John Denver</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE – (“Tender Mercies”)</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>ONE CANDLE – Patricia Stuart</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>PERHAPS LOVE</b> – John Denver</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>PHILADELPHIA – Neil Young</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>PRECIOUS CHILD – Karen Taylor-Good</b></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>THE PRAYER</b> – sung by Celene Dion and</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>RIVER – Bill Staines</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THE ROSE -</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>SAND AND WATER</b> – Beth Nielson Chapman</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>SIMPLE GIFTS – Shaker song</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>SIMPLEMENTE POR AMOR – Tish Hinojosa</b></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>SOMEWHERE OUT THERE</b> – James Horner from <span style=”font-family: ‘WP TypographicSymbols’;”>A</span>American Tail<span style=”font-family: ‘WP TypographicSymbols’;”>@</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>SOMOS EL BARCO</b> – LORRE WYATT</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>SONGS OF THE ANGELS – Bob Dufford</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>SPIRIT COME – Gregory Norbert</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>STAND BY ME</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>TEARS IN HEAVEN – Eric Clapton</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THANK GOD FOR THE CHILDREN – Alabama?</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THANKSGIVING – George Winston</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THATS WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THERE ARE ANGELS AMONG US – Alabama?</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THEY ARE FALLING ALL AROUND ME – Bernice Johnson Reagon</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THINK OF LAURA – Christopher Cross</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE</b></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>THE LIGHT THAT SHINES</b> – Jim Manzardo</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THUNDER ROAD – Bruce Springsten</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>TIME HAS MADE A CHANGE IN ME</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>TIME TO LEARN</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>TIME TO SAY GOODBYE – Sarah Brightman</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>A TIME TO GATHER – Gregory Norbet</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>TO WHERE YOU ARE</b> – (Josh Groban)</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>TURN, TURN, TURN – Pete Seeger</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>UNTIL ALWAYS – Patricia Stuart</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THE VERY LAST TIME – Alan Parsons</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>WATERMARK – Enya</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>WE CANNOT MEASURE HOW YOU HEAL</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>WE REMEMBER – (Madonna)</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>WE WILL RISE AGAIN – David Haas</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>WHERE THE ROSES NEVER FADE</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>WHY, WHY, WHY – Amy Grant</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN -</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS</b></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THE WINGS THAT FLY US HOME – (w) Joe Henry, (m) John Denver</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>THE WORLD IS A CIRCLE – Craig Taubman</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>YOU ARE MINE</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>YOU WERE LOVED</b> – Wynona Judd – “Touched By an Angel”</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>YOU WERE THERE – Kenneth Edmonds (“Simon Birch”)</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>YOU’LL BE IN MY HEART – Phil Collins</p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”><i style=”mso-bidi-font-style: normal;”><u>SPANISH</u></i></b></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>MIRA LO QUE HAS HECHO EN MI</b> – Jaci Velasquez</p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”><i style=”mso-bidi-font-style: normal;”>SPANISH BAPTIST</i></b></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”>A SOLAS CON JESUS</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>NIÑOS JOYAS DE CRISTO</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>YO SOLO ESPERO ESE DÍA</p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>MORE SONGS AND WEBSITES</b></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: ‘Courier New’; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”><span style=”color: black; text-decoration: none; text-underline: none;”>http://www.griefhaven.org/music.html</span&gt;</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>web site http://www.missfoundation.org/cherish/songs.html.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>  </span></span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-left: .25in; text-indent: -.25in;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Peace, Mardi Krusemark, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Chaplain</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-left: .25in; text-indent: -.25in;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Pediatric Loss Care Manager, Tacoma, WA, phone 403-3209, pager 291-1573</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-left: .25in; text-indent: -.25in;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>From Celebration Workshop<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>  </span>(celebrationshop.org)</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-left: .25in; text-indent: -.25in;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>If I Could” from “Best I Can Be” CD</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-left: .25in; text-indent: -.25in;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Peaceable Kingdom” from “We Can Do” CD</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-left: .25in; text-indent: -.25in;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Life is Aloha”</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-left: .25in; text-indent: -.25in;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>One Day at a Time”</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none; margin: 5.0pt 0in 5.0pt 0in;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: ‘Courier New’; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>Until We’re Together Again – Katherine J. Cochran (BMI)</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Elton John “Candle in The Wind” from “Greatest Hits” CD</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Sarah McLachlan “Angel” and “I Will Remember You” from “Mirrorball” CD</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Steve Wariner “Holes in the Floor of Heaven” from “Burnin Down the</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Roadhouse” CD</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Armageddon “I Don’t Want Miss a Thing” done by Aerosmith</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Garth Brooks “The Dance” on “Garth Brooks” CD</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Barbra Streisand “Memory” from “Cats” </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Christine McVie “Songbird” on Fleetwood Mac “Rumors” </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”><span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”> </span>“O Death” done a capella on “O Brother, Where Art Thou” </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>**Paul Alexander “<b style=”mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;”>I Will Light a Candle for You</b>” and “When All is Said and Done” (order via website Griefsong.com)</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>Marlo Thomas “Its’ All Right to Cry” from “Free to Be You and Me” </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>*Jars of Clay “Fly”</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>*Steve Halpern “Transitions” CD </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; color: black;”>“Before Their Time” a CD (order via website beforetheritime.com) *Enya</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>Jewel song “Angel Standing By” (but with piano accompaniment) and looked at the chords: <span style=”color: black; text-decoration: none; text-underline: none;”>http://adamschneider.net/music/misc/?song=angel_standing_by</span&gt;</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>Jane Sibbery’s “Calling all Angels”</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>”Turn, turn, turn,” </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>”Beautiful Boy,” “</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>All Night, All Day,” “</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>All Through the Night,” “</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>I Can See Clearly Now,” “</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>Stand By Me” “</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>Morning has Broken,” “</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>To Where you are,” “</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>You Raise Me Up,” </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>Faith Hill “There You’ll Be,” “</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>Beth Nielsen Chapman “Say Goodnight,” </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>Sarah McLachlan “I Will Remember You” and Angel,”</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”><span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”> </span>The Secret Garden “How Could I Ever Know,” </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>The Veggie Tales “Think of Me Everyday,” </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>Linda Eder “Even Now,” </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”mso-pagination: widow-orphan;”><span style=”mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: black; layout-grid-mode: both;”>Enya “How Can I Keep From Singing”</span></p>