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22 Songs to Help Grieving Parents Cope

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

Music can play a powerful role in our lives. It can help us to process our experiences. It can help to lift our spirits when we are emotionally depleted. It can bring us comfort or help us to relax.

And in the case of parents who have lost a baby, it can help us to feel less alone in our grief, giving voice to the sorrow and loss we feel so deeply. Music can help us to celebrate the baby we wish was in our arms, but isn't. It can help us to honor the love we still feel for our child, even when our child is no longer with us.

In short, music can be a powerful tool to use as we grieve and move toward healing.

Knowing this, we asked bereaved parents in our community for song recommendations that honor their grief as well as the life of their child. Here are 22 of the top responses:

  1. Winter Bear by Coby Grant

  2. I Will Carry You (Audrey's Song) by Selah

  3. Rainbow by Kacey Musgraves

  4. Small Bump by Ed Sheeran

  5. Cover Me In Sunshine by Pink and Willow Sage Hart

  6. Thy Will by Hillary Scott and the Scott Family

  7. How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding

  8. I Will See You Again by Carrie Underwood

  9. Heaven by Beyonce

  10. Always by JJ Heller

  11. I Never Wanted Anything More Than I Wanted You by Kina Grannis

  12. Remember Me (Lullaby) by Gael García Bernal & Gabriella Flores & Libertad García Fonzi (Coco Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

  13. Still by Hillsong Worship

  14. Surrender by Natalie Taylor

  15. You'll Be in My Heart by Phil Collins

  16. Held by Natalie Grant

  17. Dancing in the Sky by Dani and Lizzy

  18. Lost Boy by Ruth B.

  19. Rise Up by Andra Day

  20. Beam Me Up by Pink

  21. Hold On To Me by Lauren Daigle

  22. More by Halsey

Which song would you add?

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