Inspirational Gospel Songs For A Modern And Traditional Funeral

Inspirational Gospel Songs

Whether you choose a burial or cremation, inspirational gospel songs can help you celebrate your loved ones unique and extraordinary life. From traditional to modern, attending a funeral is always difficult. Uplifting and meaningful music is the key to ease your pain.

But, what songs should you pick? Well, you can play your loved ones favorite songs. Or music that touches you and reminds you of them. By adding music to the memorial service it allows you to express your deepest feelings, thoughts and emotions. What’s more, it will be a very personal, comforting and moving celebration of life ceremony.

That said, there is a wide range of requiem music and hymns for funerals. So, you can incorporate contemporary and traditional black gospel songs. And family members and close friends can cope with their grief too. Most importantly, it starts the healing process. I’ve put together 26 inspirational gospel songs that you can use during a modern or traditional funeral. Keep reading…

Inspirational gospel songs  

  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 – 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. Jerusalem – Hubert Parry
  14. Lean On Me – Bill Withers
  15. More Than I Can Bear – Kirk Franklin
  16. Old Landmark – James Brown
  17. One Day I’ll Fly Away – Randy Crawford
  18. Something Inside So Strong – Labri Saffri
  19. Steal Away – Michelle Williams & Shirley Caesar
  20. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Etta James
  21. Till We Meet Again – Kirk Franklin
  22. The Lord Is My Sheperd – Whitney Houston
  23. The Makings Of You – Angie Stone
  24. To My Fathers House – Edwin Hawkin Singers
  25. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Aretha Franklin
  26. When The Saints Go Marching In – Louis Armstrong

One last thought about inspirational gospel songs

You can find all of the above music on And just remember that during the funeral, you don’t have to play songs, say a speech or greet everyone. Family members and friends understand that you are grieving. So, stay true to yourself and do what’s best for you. Additionally, If you’re having a really hard time, feel lonely, baffled or unheard, go to  you’ll  process your thoughts and cope better with a bereavement.


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