After 12 years of Catholic school and thousands of Sundays spent in church, I’ve heard a lot of “church” music. Over those years, there are a few songs that have become my favorites, and this past weekend, while at a wedding, I decided that “Gentle Woman” is probably my favorite.
Here are some of the others. (No Christmas songs included).
Amazing Grace, performed by Celtic Woman:
Morning Has Broken. While made famous by Cat Stevens, this song was actually a Christian hymn first published in 1931. It has words by English author Eleanor Farjeon and was inspired by the village of Alfriston in East Sussex, then set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune, “Bunessan”.
This Day Was Made by the Lord
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
Be Not Afraid
*image from St. Patrick’s Cathedral
7 thoughts on “Music Monday: The Peaceful, Uplifting Sounds of Church Music”
The only Church songs I have heard live are ones from the funeral mass. Thanks for sharing your favourites 🙂
I’m guessing that funeral songs are probably the most well known of church songs…
This is an amazing collection, Jim. Morning Has Broken is one of my favourites. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing. Wishing you a fabulous day.
Thanks, Natalie. And there are so many good versions out there. Hope you are having a great day also.
An impressive arrary of music. “Gentle Woman” was introduced to me for the first time. I have always enjoyed Celtic Woman and Cat Stevens.
These are lovely. There was a hymn I loved called “On Eagles Wings”. It had a beautiful message, chorus and melody. 🎼🎼🎼
I almost included that one!
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