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Sometimes you need a good song to bring encouragement to those who are sick, or to honor those who have died and bring comfort to loved ones. Here are a few suggestions:

FOR SOMEONE WHO IS ILL

  • Grandma’s Remedy
    • Steve Spurgin “Tumbleweed Town” (Tricopolis)

FOR SOMEONE WHO IS SERIOUSLY ILL

  • Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt (cancer)
    • Dale Ann Bradley “Cumberland River Dreams” (Pinecastle)
  • Either Way I’m Going Home
    • Jeannette Williams “Thank You for Caring” (Blue Circle)
  • They Don’t Know What God Knows (a terminal illness)
    • The Isaacs”Increase My Faith” (Horizon)
  • Pictures (alzheimer’s)
    • Bama Blu-Grace “Pictures” (on Prime Cuts Volume 93)
  • Broken Angels (about children who are seriously ill)
    • Cedar Hill “Poverty Row” (also on Prime Cuts Volume 93)

ON THE OCCASION OF A DEATH

  • Absent from the Body
    • New Road”What the Lord Gave Us” (no label)
  • Amazing Grace (instrumental)
    • Mark O’Connor”Midnight on the Water” (Sony); Prime Cuts, Volume 33
    • Carl Jackson “Grace Notes” (Voxhall Records)
  • Another Soldier (Has Laid His Armor Down)
    • NewFound Road”NewFound Road” (Mountain Home)
  • Death Angel
    • Claire Lynch”Silver and Gold” (Rounder)
  • Don’t Kneel by My Graveside
    • Barry and Holly Tashian”Harmony” (Sugar Hill)
  • Don’t Shed No Tears
    • The Lonesome River Band “Turn On a Dime” (Mountain Home)
  • Either Way I’m Going Home
    • Jeannette Williams “Thank You for Caring” (Blue Circle)
  • Farewell for a Little While
    • Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper “Leavin’ Town” (Rounder)
  • Go Rest High On That Mountain
    • Bobby Osborne “Bluegrass Melodies” (Rounder)
  • Gone On Before
    • Larry Cordle “Pud Marcum’s Hangin'” (Mighty Cord)
  • Goodbye for a While
    • Blue Highway”Still Climbing Mountains” (Rounder)
  • Goodbye
    • Crowe/Lawson/Williams “Old Friends Get Together” (Mountain Home)
  • Goodbye My Friend
    • Dwight McCall “Never Say Never Again” (F5 Music)
  • Goodbye to an Angel
    • Ronnie and Rob McCoury (Rounder)
  • Heaven Needed Her More
    • The Roys “The View” (Rural Rhythm)
  • Homesick Angel
    • Cadillac Sky “Blind Man Walking” (Skaggs Family)
  • I Can Go to Them
    • Forbes Family”I’ll Look to Him” (Rebel)
  • I Could Not Send You Me
    • John Bowman”Take This Road” (Mountain Home)
  • I Sure Miss You
    • The Crabb Family”Crabb Grass” (SMG)
  • I Will Carry On
    • Kathy Chiavola”From Where I Stand” (My Label)
  • I Will Not Forget You
    • Jim Hurst and Missy Raines”Two” (Pinecastle)
  • I Will See You Again
    • Rhonda Vincent “Good Thing Going” (Rounder)
  • In His Arms I’m Not Afraid
    • Jeannette Williams”Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime” (Doobie Shea)
    • Bobby Atkins, Mark Atkins and the Countrymen”In His Arms …” (Thunderbolt)
  • It’s Just an Old Body
    • David Davis and the Warrior River Boys (Rebel)
  • Miss Me But Let Me Go
    • The Rarely Herd “Return Journey” (HR)
  • Old Friend of Mine
    • The Osborne Brothers”Hyden” (Pinecastle)
  • On the Other Side
    • Dailey and Vincent “Brothers from Different Mothers” (Rounder)
  • One More Voice Singing in Heaven Tonight
    • Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen “Keeper of the Flame” (Lendel)
  • Pretty Roses (Remind Me Of You)
    • The Lost and Found “Love, Lost and Found”
  • River of Tears
    • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver”Winding Through Life” (Sugar Hill)
    • Randy Howard (with Carl Jackson)”I Rest My Case” (Sugar Hill)
  • Saving Me a Place
    • Robin and Linda Williams”Deeper Waters” (Red House)
  • Sojourner
    • Chris Stuart and Backcountry “Crooked Man” (Backcountry)
  • The Angels are Singing in Heaven Tonight
    • Ralph Stanley II and John Rigsby”Clinch Mountain Echoes” (Copper Creek)
  • Time to Learn
    • Tim O’Brien”Oh Boy Oh Boy” (Sugar Hill)
  • We Know Where He Is
    • Bradley Walker “Highway of Dreams”
    • Del McCoury Band “The Promised Land” (McCoury Music)
  • Why Do Our Loved Ones Have to Die?
    • The Kickin’ Grass Band “Walk With Me” (No label)
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