Alternative Funeral Music: 32 Gospel Blues Songs For You

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Planning alternative funeral music is a respectful way to say farewell to a deceased loved one. It’s a perfect tribute to a unique life. In fact, it’s a sensitive and moving moment to share comforting and meaningful songs.

I commiserate with you and hope you find the courage to cope during this sad and uncomprehensible time. Along with an eulogy music is key to the start of your healing. And the funeral becomes an enlightening event.

So, whether you are religious or non-religious, these inspirational gospel blues songs, hymns and prayers can lift your spirit. More importantly, give you the strength you need to say farewell with alternative funeral music. Read on…

Alternative Funeral Music

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Kirk Dewayne Franklin is the king of modern day black gospel music. Otherwise known as Kirk Franklin the American choir director, gospel musician, singer, songwriter, and author has put urban black gospel on the world map.

Alternative funeral music- gospel blues & more!

  1. Abide With Me – LC Gospel Choir
  2. Amazing Grace – Soweto Gospel Choir
  3. Ave Maria – Beyonce
  4. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin
  5. Caught Up – Shirley Caesar & Kirk Franklin
  6. Don’t Cry – Kirk Franklin
  7. Don’t Forget To Remember – Donald Lawrence ft/Lalah Hathaway
  8. Down By The Riverside – Etta James
  9. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hand – Mahalia Jackson
  10. His Eye Is On The Sparrow – Sister Act
  11. I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly
  12. I Speak Life – Donald Lawrence
  13. Jericho – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  14. Jerusalem – Hubert Parry
  15. Lean On Me – Bill Withers
  16. More Than I Can Bear – Kirk Franklin
  17. Jesus Is On The Mainline – Willie Neal Johnson & The Gospel Keynotes
  18. Old Landmark – James Brown
  19. One Day I’ll Fly Away – Randy Crawford
  20. People Get Ready – Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
  21. Something Inside So Strong – Labri Saffri
  22. Steal Away – Michelle Williams & Shirley Caesar
  23. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Fisk Jubilee Singers
  24. Till We Meet Again – Kirk Franklin
  25. The Lord Is My Shepherd – Whitney Houston
  26. The Makings Of You – Angie Stone
  27. This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
  28. To My Fathers House – Edwin Hawkin Singers
  29. You’ll Never Walk Alone – ABC Gospel Choir version
  30. You’ve Got To Move – Mississippi Fred McDowell
  31. Wade in The Water – Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
  32. When The Saints Go Marching In – Louis Armstrong
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973)
The Gospel of the Blues – Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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