29 Good Black Gospel Songs for Funerals

The Golden Age of Gospel dates back to the 1960’s during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights movement. With a style of music adopted by the African American struggle against oppression, the church became a sanctuary for those to enjoy praising the Lord. With decades of gospel expanding since this Golden era, the following black gospel songs for funerals is a great way to pay tribute to those that have passed.

Amazing Grace – Judy Collins & the Choir
Angels Will Be Singing – Edwin Hawkins
Ave Maria – Sarah Brightman
Bye and Bye – Georgia Mass Choir
Danny Boy – Celtic Woman
Even Though You’re Gone – Angelis
Going Up Yonder – Walter Hawkins
I’ll Fly Away – Hezekiah Walker
I’m Free – Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers
I’m Going Away – Walter Hawkins
If I Don’t Wake Up – The Williams Brothers
I’ll See You Again – Westlife
In the Arms of an Angel – Sarah McLaghlan
Jerusalem – James Cleveland
My Soul Has Been Anchored – Douglas Miller
Never Would’ve Made It – Marvin Sapp
No Weapon – Fred Hammond
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo
Soon And Very Soon – Andrae Crouch
Soon As I Get Home – Thomas Whitfield
Sweetest Name I Know – Kirk Franklin
The Prayer – Celine Dion
Then My Living Will Not Be In Vain – Patti Labelle
Till We Meet Again – Kirk Franklin
Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman
To Where You Are – Josh Groban
Trouble of the World – Mahalia Jackson
Walk Around Heaven – Mighty Clouds Of Joy
Well Done – Mark Hubbard

Here is a unique perspective on what it takes to plan a funeral from the perspective of a Funeral Director. This time requires all parties involved to be sensitive as they advise and consult with the families that are served. This can be a great responsibility to all members involved.