It’s hard to put into words what losing your Mom means, especially if she was a big part of your life. One way to remember her is through music. Songs can often express feelings and emotions better than words alone. In this blog post, we’ll look at 21 funeral songs for Mom to help you remember her heart of love for you.
These songs can help you reflect on the beautiful moments you shared together and celebrate her impact on your life. You can use them as memorial or funeral songs for Mom or put them in a playlist to share with family and friends. If you’re looking for the perfect funeral songs for Mom, look no further!
1- “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
This classic song always seems to find its way into funeral playlists. It’s a beautiful tribute to the kind of love that never leaves our hearts. Our mothers will always be in our hearts.
Lyrics: “Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime. And never let go till we’re gone. Love was when I loved you, One true time I hold to. In my life we’ll always go on. Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that the heart does go on. Once more you open the door And you’re here in my heart, And my heart will go on and on.”
If you’re looking for funeral songs for Mom that are more upbeat, check out this next song.
2- “I’ll Always Love My Mama” by The Intruders
This song is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something with a little more energy. It’s a perfect way to remember all the times your mom was there for you and how much she loved you.
Lyrics: “I’ll always love my Mama. She’s my favorite girl. I’ll always love my mama. She brought me in this world. Sometimes I feel so bad When I think of all the things I used to do, how mama used to clean somebody else’s house Just to buy me a new pair of shoes. I never understood how mama made it through the week When she never ever got a good night’s sleep. Talking ’bout mama. She’s one of a kind. Talkin’ ’bout mama. Oh, hey mama, hey mama, my heart belongs to you. I’ll always love my mama.”
This song is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something with a little more energy. It’s a perfect way to remember all the times your mom was there for you and how much she loved you. Next up is a song that celebrates mothers everywhere.
3- “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
This song is about how much your Mom’s love has meant to you and how it has helped you through tough times. It’s a perfect way to show your appreciation for everything she has done for you.
Lyrics: “For all those times you stood by me. For all the truth that you made me see. For all the joy you brought to my life. For all the wrong that you made right. For every dream you made come true. For all the love I found in you. I’ll be forever thankful baby. You’re the one held me up. Never let me fall. You were my strength when I was weak. You were my voice when I couldn’t speak. You were my eyes when I couldn’t see. You saw the best there was in me. Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach. You gave me faith so I believed.”
This song is a beautiful tribute to your Mom’s love and how it has helped you through tough times.
4- “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
This song is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something that celebrates all the special moments you shared with your Mom. It’s a perfect way to remember all the good times you had together.
Lyrics: “And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall. I know you were on my side, Even when I was wrong And I love you for giving me your eyes, Staying back and watching me shine and I didn’t know if you knew. So I’m taking this chance to say That I had the best day with you today.”
5- “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood
This song from a daughter is a perfect tribute to everything your Mom has done for you. It speaks of when she had to let you go and how the cycle continues with your own children someday.
Lyrics: “Mama, you taught me to do the right things, So now you have to let your baby fly. You’ve given me everything that I will need To make it through this crazy thing called life. And I know you watched me grow up And only want what’s best for me And I think I found the answer to your prayers.”
This song is a perfect tribute to everything your Mom has done for you to bring you up in your life.
6- “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men
This song is a classic choice if you’re looking for something that celebrates your Mom’s love. It’s a perfect way to show your appreciation for all she has done for you.
Lyrics: “You taught me everything And everything you’ve given me I’ll always keep it inside. You’re the driving force in my life, yeah There isn’t anything Or anyone that I could be And it just wouldn’t feel right If I didn’t have you by my side You were there for me to love and care for me. When skies were gray. Whenever I was down, You were always there to comfort me. Mama, mama, you know I love you. Mama, mama, you’re the queen of my heart. Your love is like tears from the stars, yes, it is Mama, I just want you to know, lovin’ you is like food to my soul.“
7- “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” by Three Dog Night
This song is a fun choice if you’re looking for something that celebrates your Mom’s life.
Lyrics: “Mama told me not to come. She said that I’d be better off at home, That what I wanted wasn’t here, That what I needed wasn’t here, So Mama told me not to come, But then she also said, ‘You might as well’.”
It’s a perfect way to show appreciation for all the advice and care your Mom showed you over the years.
8- “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
This song is a classic for a reason. It perfectly encapsulates the feeling of losing someone who was always there for you. The lyrics talk about how someone can still be with us in spirit even after they pass on. You can remember all the ways your Mom’s memory continues to buoy you even now.
Lyrics: “It must have been cold there in my shadow, To never have sunlight on your face. You were content to let me shine. You always walked a step behind. So I was the one with all the glory, While you were the one with all the strength. A beautiful face without a name For so long., a beautiful smile to hide the pain. Did you ever know that you’re my hero? And everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle. For you are the wind beneath my wings.”
This song can help you remember all the ways your Mom was there for you and how she helped you to soar.
9- “The Dance” by Garth Brooks
This song is all about celebrating life, even in the face of death. It talks about how we should cherish every moment because we never know when it will be our time to go. This song can help you cherish all the moments you had together with your Mom.
Lyrics: “And now I’m glad I didn’t know The way it all would end, the way it all would go. Our lives are better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, But I’d of had to miss the dance.”
10- “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
This is another classic that is perfect for memorializing your Mom. The lyrics talk about how love is never-ending and will always be there. This song can help you remember how your mother loved you and what she hoped for your life.
Lyrics: “I hope life treats you kind. And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of And I’m wishing you joy and happiness, But above all this, I wish you love And I, I— Will always love you.”
Even though your mother is gone, her love will always be with you.
11- “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
This song talks about how unforgettable a person can be, even after they’re gone. It’s a perfect way to remember your Mom, as she will always be unforgettable to you. This song will help you remember all the ways she made an impact on your life.
Lyrics: “Unforgettable, that’s what you are. Unforgettable, though near or far. Like a song of love that clings to me, How the thought of you does things to me, Never before has someone been more unforgettable.”
12- “Amazing Grace”
This is a classic funeral song that is perfect for remembering your Mom. The lyrics talk about how God’s grace can bring us through even dark times. This song will help you find comfort in knowing that your Mom is at peace.
Lyrics: “Amazing grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.”
13- “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe
This song is about imagining what it will be like to be in heaven. It’s a beautiful way to visualize your Mom at peace. You can find comfort in knowing you will see her again one day.
Lyrics: “I can only imagine What it will be like When I walk by Your side, I can only imagine What my eyes will see When Your face is before me, I can only imagine.”
14- “In the Arms of an Angel” by Sarah McLachlan
This song is about losing someone we love and how they are now in heaven watching over us. The lyrics talk about being at peace and free from pain. This song can help you find comfort by visualizing your Mom finding comfort and being at peace with an angel.
Lyrics: “In the arms of the angel, Fly away from here From this dark, cold hotel room And the endlessness that you fear. You are pulled from the wreckage Of your silent reverie. You’re in the arms of the angel. May you find some comfort here.”
15- “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton
This song is about the loss of a child. However, it can also feel meaningful if you lose a parent. The lyrics talk about wishing for one more day with our loved one. This song will help you remember everything you want to say to your Mom one last time.
Lyrics: “Would you know my name, If I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same, If I saw you in heaven? I must be strong And carry on Because I know I don’t belong here in heaven.”
16- “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen
Many artists have covered this song. Leonard Cohen originally wrote the song about the loss of a lover. However, you can also apply it to the loss of a parent. The lyrics feel bittersweet and are not as encouraging as other songs, but it describes the feelings of deep grief and loss.
Lyrics: “Now I’ve done my best. I know it wasn’t much. I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch. I’ve told the truth. I didn’t come here to London just to fool you. And even though it all went wrong, I’ll stand right here before the Lord of song With nothing, nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah.”
There is an understanding in this song that there’s nothing you can do about something so final as a loss. As a human, we just keep trying to move forward. Sometimes, the most you can do when facing a terrible loss is declare, “Hallelujah.”
17- “Vaya Con Dios” a Traditional
This traditional song has many versions and is perfect for remembering your Mom, especially if she lived through the 50s. The lyrics talk about how we will meet our loved ones again; for now, we have our memories and prayers. This song can help you find comfort in knowing that you will see your Mom again someday.
Lyrics: “Wherever you may be, I’ll be beside you, Although you’re many million dreams away, Each night I’ll say a prayer, a prayer to guide you, To hasten every lonely hour of every lonely day. Now the dawn is breaking through a gray tomorrow, But the memories we share are there to borrow. Vaya con dios, my darling, Vaya con dios, my love”
18- “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
This classic song is about appreciating the world around us, even when times are tough. It’s a perfect way to remember your Mom if she expressed her gratefulness often. This song can help you remember how your Mom impacted your life with her positive attitude even when things were tough.
Lyrics: “I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you, And I think to myself, What a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white, The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night. And I think to myself, What a wonderful world.”
19- “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
This song is all about hope and how things will get better. It’s perfect for remembering your Mom, especially if she was always hopeful for the future. The tone is dreamy and magical and can help you genuinely envision the peaceful place your Mom is now.
Lyrics: “Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high, And the dreams that you dream of Once in a lullaby, Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly. And the dreams that you dream of. Dreams really do come true.”
20- “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder
This classic song is about how we never forget our loved ones who have passed away. It’s perfect for remembering your Mom if she was always a part of your life. This song can help you remember your Mom whenever you look up into the sky and see a rainbow.
Lyrics: “Love, we can’t lose with God on our side. We’ll find strength in each tear we cry. From now on it will be you and I, And our ribbon in the sky. Ribbon in the sky, A ribbon in the sky for our love.”
21- “My Wish” Rascal Flatts
This song is about how we want our loved ones to be happy and safe. It’s perfect for remembering your Mom, as she was always your best supporter. This song can remind you of how your Mom cheered you on through the phases of your life and was always encouraging you.
Lyrics: “I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow. And each road leads you where you wanna go. And if you’re faced with a choice, and you have to choose, I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.”
Choosing Funeral Songs for Your Mom
These are just a few songs that can help you memorialize your Mom’s life. Take some time to think about which ones would be most meaningful to you, and create a playlist that you can listen to whenever you want to remember her.
And don’t forget to share it with your family and friends so they can remember her too.
No matter your Mom’s favorite type of music, there’s sure to be a song that celebrates her life perfectly. So take some time to think about your Mom and her impact on your life and others’ lives.
Then choose songs for her funeral or memorial that will help you and your loved ones remember her always.
We Can Help
At Renaissance Funeral Home and Crematory, we create beautiful and memorable events to help loved ones remember a life well. Part of grieving is gathering with friends and family to share your memories and sorrow. Songs can help unite you in shared remembrance at a funeral or memorial service.
Please contact us or come by if you need assistance planning a funeral or memorial service. We’re here to help you through this difficult time!