As a chaplain I sing Christian hymns for those who are dying and for the family after death, while still present with the one who died. There is also a final blessing. It brings a deep peace for the person before they die and for the family after death. They join in the hymns and prayer.
Are there songs that will bring strength and peace for Jewish men and women that will do this? Can I as a gentile sing these songs and am I authorized to pronounce a final blessing? In the Catholic church, only the Priests are authorized for the sacraments. Please help me honor these precious souls and bring them peace and strength.