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Funeral songs are traditionally religious, however, modern songs for funerals can be almost any type of tune.  It is a personal decision and it all depends on the message that you want to give to your family and friends.

The Resting Place does have a collection of music and songs that we play at various stages of the sent off.

However, if you are choosing funeral music for a loved one to be played at any time whether at a private parlour or any wake location, we have put together a list of popular songs/music for your music inspiration.

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These are some bible verses that may bring comfort and hope for Christians mourning the death of a loved one.

  1. Psalm 23:4 (NIV)
    Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
  2. Psalm 34:18 (NKJV)
    The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
    And saves such as have a conrite spirit.
  3. Psalm 46:1-2 (ESV)
    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
  4. Proverbs 12:28 (NKJV)
    In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
  5. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 (NIV)
    There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,

    a time to plant and a time to uproot,

    a time to kill and a time to heal,

    a time to tear down and a time to build,

    a time to weep and a time to laugh,

    a time to mourn and a time to dance,

  6. Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)
    Fear not, for I am with you;
    Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you,
    Yes, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
  7. Matthew 5:4 (NKJV)
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
  8. Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
  9. John 3:16 (NKJV)
    For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
  10. John 10:27-29 (ESV)
    “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”
  11. John 14:1-3 (NIV)
    Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.2My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
  12. Romans 6:4 (ESV)
    We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
  13. Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord
  14. Romans 14:8 (NKJV)
    For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
  15. Philippians 3:20-21 (NKJV)
    But our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
  16. 2 Corinthians 5:1 (NLT)
    For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.

“Reflections”, is a collection of thoughts, biblical teachings on subject matters that are close to our hearts.  We do hope that such reflections will bring comfort to you.


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Grief is a natural response to a loss.  It is that emotional suffering and pain that your feel when someone you love is taken away.  Very often, this loss can be overwhelming.  One may experience emotions such as anger, sadness, disbelief, guilt, disillusioned.  You may also find that you have difficulty in sleeping, eating, and getting on with your normal daily activities.  These are normal reactions to pain and the more significant a loss, the more intense the grief will be.

Coping the loss of a loved one is one of life’s biggest challenges. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.  How you grieve depends on many factors. (such as your life experiences, your faith, your personality and your coping mechanism, and as well as how significant the loss was to you)

Know that the grieving process takes time and healing happens gradually.  It cannot be forced or hurried. Some people take weeks to heal, others may take months. There will be those who will take years to recover.

Here are a couple of links to access related publications to help in grief management.

Caregiver Publications
Grief and Bereavement Publications

Grief Counselling and Support Groups

If the symptoms do not improve over time, then it is necessary to seek help. You can talk to church pastoral team or reach out to support groups or counselling centers.

SAGE counselling centre 1 Jurong West Central 2
#06-04, Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Singapore 648886Tel: (65) 6354 1191
Hotline: 1800-555-5555
Caters to seniors aged 50 and above
O’Joy Care services Blk 5, Upper Boon Keng Rd, #02-10, Singapore 380005

Tel: (65) 6749 0190

For individuals age 18 and above
Child Bereavement Support Singapore (CBSS) For newly bereaved parents
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) 10 Cantonment Close, #01-01, Singapore 080010

Hotline: 1800 221 4444

For individuals who are coping with a loss through suicide

Do visit the following links for more support centers contact details.