Required Resources: cantor, organ
Optional Resources: unison choir, congregation
The refrain for this processional is based on the chant In paradisum from the end of the Funeral Mass.
The text comes from the Order of Christian Funerals:
I know that my Redeemer lives, and on the last day I shall rise again; in my body I shall look on God my Savior.
The verses from Psalm 116 are set to a simple psalm tone.
Both refrain and verses are accompanied by organ, which also supplies an introduction and coda.
This versatile music can be sung by cantor and congregation, or can serve as a simple unison piece for choir.
Funeral choirs without much rehearsal time may want to explore this as a easy way of incorporating a chant melody into the Funeral Mass.
You might even learn the full chant, In paradisum, afterwards!