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Good Gospel Songs for Funerals 

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Updated June 14, 2019 5.7k votes 3.7k voters 204.5k views 31 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite gospel hymns for funerals.

Funerals are emotional affairs. Someone has left this world, and left others grieving their loss. When planning memorials, many people will choose to incorporate music to honor their loved ones, especially gospel melodies. There are a number of good gospel songs for funerals. If you’re in need, you may find the right choice on this list.

Gospel music for funerals, homegoings, or celebrations of life – whatever the term used – is a meaningful and traditional choice. Many of these gospel memorial songs are hundreds of years old, passed down as prayers which became hymns. The right gospel songs for a funeral can help those in attendance find comfort, healing, and peace.

This list of gospel songs for a memorial includes come classic songs and hymns, along with a few contemporary selections as well. Some gospel for a funeral is made for a gospel choir to sing; others are strictly solo. Take a listen, and vote your choices for favorite gospel hymns for a funeral up to the top of the list. You can also add any meaningful music that is missing.

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Alan Jackson
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Kirk Franklin
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Five Blind Boys of Alabama
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yourmomchoselife added Kirk Franklin, Richard Smallwood
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Rev. F.C. Barnes
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John Lee Hooker
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Ted Shelly added Bill & Gloria Gaither, Bill & Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends

I sang this song at my 48 yr old daughter's funeral.  

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Bill Gaither
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Milton Brunson
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Judy Collins
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Chicago Mass Choir
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Andraé Crouch
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Dynamic Praise
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Oslo Gospel Choir
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John Foley
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Walter Hawkins
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Mahalia Jackson
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Vintage
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Thomas Whitfield