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Song Choices For Performance

Songs for special performances can be chosen from the list below. The type of funeral service you are planning may help steer your decision. Lara will be able to guide you with this. 


All solo song tributes will be performed by Lara accompanied by her acoustic guitar or backing track if it's better suited. Lara is also happy to lead communal singing*.

*For communal hymns, an original recording featuring a choir may be used. This works particularly well to sing along to when in non church venues or when there is no organist available. Lara can supply this recording. 

Contemporary For Solo Performance

  • Annie’s Song – John Denver

  • Breath Of Heaven – Chris Eaton

  • Fields Of Gold – Sting

  • Footprints In The Sand – Leona Lewis

  • I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

  • I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton

  • Let It Be – The Beatles

  • The Climb – Miley Cyrus

  • The Sun Is Rising – Britt Nicole

  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

  • You Raise Me Up – Westlife

Original Songs Written By Lara Martin For Solo Performance

Samples of some of these songs are on Lara's 'Listen' page

  • Be With Me

  • Casting

  • Fingerprints

  • Forever Faithful

  • God Sees You

  • Hide In You

  • How Loved Am I

  • Soothe (Baby Loss)

  • The Voice Of Hope


Hymns (Communal)

  • Abide With Me

  • Amazing Grace

  • Be Thou My Vision

  • Blessed Assurance

  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness

  • Here Is Love Vast As The Ocean

  • How Great Thou Art

  • In Christ Alone

  • It Is Well With My Soul

  • The Lord’s My Shepherd

  • Thine Be The Glory

  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus


Contemporary (Communal or Solo)

  • Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Chris Tomlin

  • Beautiful Name – Hillsong

  • Build My Life - Housefires

  • Cornerstone – Hillsong

  • Faithful God - Chris Bowater

  • God I look To You – Jenn Johnson

  • God Is Here - Lara Martin

  • God Is So Good - Pat Barrett

  • Good Good Father - Housefires

  • How Great Is Our God – Chris Tomlin

  • How Great Thou Art – Contemporary Version

  • Made Me Glad – Miriam Webster

  • On Eagles Wings – Rueben Morgan

  • One Thing Remains – Bethel Music

  • Psalm 23 (I Am Not Alone) – People and Songs

  • Shout To The Lord  - Darlene Zschech

  • Ten Thousand Reasons – Matt Redman

  • The Goodness Of God - Jenn Johnson

  • The Power Of Your Love  - Darlene Zschech

  • The Voice Of Hope – Lara Martin

Note: If you can’t find a particular song on this list, please get in touch with your request and Lara will do all she can to accommodate you


If the ceremony is in a church, you may want to have a mix of communal songs or hymns, alongside a solo performance. 



If in a crematorium, the funeral director will have discussed song choices with you and the crematorium instructed. Most crematoria hold a huge catalogue of recorded music by the original artist. You are normally given a choice of three pieces of music; on entrance, on reflection and on exit. An appropriate place for Lara to perform is normally during the time of reflection. 



At the graveside, a simple acapella song can be all that is required.

 'Lara, it was a beautiful service. Mum would have been so honoured to have you sing and lead us today. Thank you.' Olivia

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