Jul 02, 2014 · Love Divine, All Loves Excelling - National Episcopal Cathedral, October 9, 2010 - Hymn Sung by All This post highlights funeral practices of Episcopalians and Anglicans in general. The actual practices of individual families and congregations will vary within this religious tradition. For an example of an Episcopalian funeral service, read this post about Irene Adele White’s service, from the 30 Funerals in 30 Days Challenge. The Hymn was written in 1929 on requested by from Westminster Abbey. The tune: is an Irish melody Slane and suits the words beautifully. It has 4 verses with a meaningful message, and the tune is typically Irish in its range and ending on three repeated notes. This hymn brings comfort without sadness when used at a funeral.