40 Christian songs about grief, death and loss


Go to most church services and you can sing along with many songs of celebration of victory, bliss, and joy. And that makes sense – we are children of God, having been forgiven of our sins and adopted into God’s family by 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 mourning. Not only does every Christian feel his share of sorrow, but we are commanded to mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15), even when we feel like we are “on the mountain” rather than “in the valley.” . ”

40 Christian songs for mourning

Most of you know Bobby and I wrote the songs on my worship record Parker’s Mercy Brigade in response to how God worked in us following the stillbirth of our son Parker. Many of you have asked us where to find other worship songs that help God’s children cry with hope. So we’ve curated a free Spotify playlist for you that includes over 40 songs (3.5 hours worth) of lamentations and songs of comfort and assurance in Christ. These include classic hymns and contemporary songs of praise, many different churches and worship leaders.

Whether you’re looking for songs for a funeral or memorial service, 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 grief, 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 reading list below (email subscribers may need to click through to the website to see it). You can also click here to listen to this playlist “For Grieving in Hope, Funerals” on Spotify. And be sure to subscribe to my Spotify profile to be the first to hear about future playlists we curate for you.

Christian songs for mourning

Here is the list of songs for mourning:

  1. I will get up
  2. Even the darkness is light for you
  3. You never let go
  4. It’s not death to die
  5. It’s in my soul and conscience
  6. Soon
  7. My hope
  8. You reply
  9. Always be my soul (in you I rest)
  10. Come inconsolable
  11. Who should I be afraid of
  12. From the depths of misfortune
  13. not a moment
  14. Your will
  15. Bless the Lord who gives and takes away
  16. how he likes
  17. I will throw away my worries
  18. Pretty Things
  19. Death has lost its sting
  20. I do not want
  21. be my vision
  22. One thing remains
  23. You will lift us up
  24. Not even 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. Drive away my disbelief
  34. under water
  35. There is hope
  36. Loyalty
  37. Your loyalty
  38. ruler over us
  39. It’s the day
  40. I stand alone before Almighty God
  41. I have a haven
  42. If it’s your will
  43. From the depths
  44. I will look up

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