Suggested Hymns for a Dementia Friendly Service

Updated: Aug 1, 2019

Singing is so key in a dementia friendly service as often it is a place where you see those living with dementia coming alive. These hymns/songs need to be familiar, with familiar tunes and if there are lots of verses don't be afraid to just sing the first verse and chorus. These should be provided on a large print song sheet.

Below is a list of suggested hymns and, although not a definitive list, should give you an idea of the kind of hymns that are good for those living with dementia.

Abide with me

All things bright and beautiful

Amazing Grace

And can it be

At the Name of Jesus

Be Thou My Vision

Blessed assurance

Dear Lord and Father of mankind

Give me joy in my heart

Great is thy faithfulness

Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer

Here I Am, Lord (I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky)

How great thou art

Immortal, Invisible, God only wise


Just as I am

Lord of the dance

Love divine, all loves excelling

Morning has broken

Now thank we all our God

O God, our help in ages past

O love that wilt not let me go

O when the saints

Praise my soul the King of heaven

Rock of ages

Tell out my soul

The Lord’s my shepherd

The old rugged cross

There is a green hill

Thine be the glory

We plough the fields and scatter

What a friend we have in Jesus

When I survey the wondrous cross

Ye servants of God

More information about putting together a dementia friendly church service can be found in our resource booklet that can be downloaded from here


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