40 Songs for Grieving and Funerals

christian songs about grieving

Go to most church services and you’ll be able to sing along with many celebratory songs of victory, blessedness and joy. And that makes sense—we are children of God, having been forgiven of our sins and adopted into God’s family through the blood of Jesus. What a reason to celebrate! But we live in a fallen, sinful world, full of suffering, pain and death. We also need songs for grieving. Not only does each Christian feel his or her share of sorrow, but we are commanded to weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15), even when we feel like we’re “on the mountain” rather than “in the valley.”

40 Christian Songs for Grieving

Most of you know that Bobby and I wrote the songs for my worship record Parker’s Mercy Brigade in response to how God moved in us following the stillbirth of our son Parker. Many of you have asked us where you can find more worship songs that help God’s children mourn with hope. So we’ve curated a free Spotify playlist for you that features over 40 songs—3 1/2 hours’ worth—of laments and songs of comfort and assurance in Christ. These include classic hymns and contemporary praise songs, from many different churches and worship leaders.

Whether you’re searching for songs for a funeral or memorial service or your church service or your personal devotions, this playlist is for you. You’ll find songs that speak to your heart, allow you to express your sorrow, and remind you of your hope in Christ, whether you’re suffering loss, ill health, depression or any kind of pain.

I’ve embedded the playlist below (email subscribers may have to click over to the website to see it). You can also click here to listen to this “For Grieving in Hope, Funerals” playlist in Spotify. And be sure to subscribe to my Spotify profile to be the first to learn about future playlists we curate for you.

Christian songs for grieving

Here’s the list of songs for grieving:

  1. I Will Rise
  2. Even the Darkness is Light to You
  3. You Never Let Go
  4. It Is Not Death to Die
  5. It Is Well With My Soul
  6. Soon
  7. My Hope
  8. You Answer
  9. Be Still My Soul (In You I Rest)
  10. Come Ye Disconsolate
  11. Whom Shall I Fear
  12. From The Depths of Woe
  13. Not For a Moment
  14. Your Will
  15. Bless the Lord Who Gives and Takes
  16. How He Loves
  17. I Will Cast My Cares
  18. Beautiful Things
  19. Death Has Lost Its Sting
  20. I Shall Not Want
  21. Be Thou My Vision
  22. One Thing Remains
  23. You Will Raise Us Up
  24. Never Once
  25. Rock of Ages
  26. You Are My Shepherd
  27. In Your Arms
  28. All My Hope
  29. Your Wounds
  30. All I Have Is Yours
  31. His Love Can Never Fail
  32. Come And Heal This World
  33. Chase Away My Unbelief
  34. Beneath the Waters
  35. There is Hope
  36. Faithfulness
  37. Your Faithfulness
  38. Sovereign Over Us
  39. This is the Day
  40. I Stand Before Almighty God Alone
  41. I Have a Shelter
  42. If It Be Your Will
  43. From the Depths
  44. I Will Lift My Eyes

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