When you need music to soothe your soul, something with which to sing along, or just want a soundtrack to your life, one of these albums may be exactly the sound for which you are looking. Inspirational songs by talented singers, these include some classics and some contemporary, ranging from peaceful to upbeat.
Piano & Instrumental
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The Pianissimo Brothers’ piano skills are evident in this beautiful set of hymns. It includes traditional hymns such as Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art, as well as older ones such as Ave Maria and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, and newer ones like You Raise Me Up.
This album is comprised of instrumental pieces with a soft, relaxing sound. This would be good background music while studying or sleeping.
Hymns and songs on piano, flute, and other instruments make this a beautiful way to relax. The Christian Music Experts performed these selections in 2012.
Performed by the O’Neill Brothers Group, this selection of instrumental hymns and songs are a beautiful addition to any collection.
Organ accompaniments of many familiar hymns in this collection can be used as background music or listening for pleasure. The majestic sound of the organ is relaxing to hear.
Eric Wyse tickles the ivories in this calm and restful album of piano music. The familiar hymns wash over the listener with peace and praise.
Selections to enhance quiet time, played on piano by Robbins Island Music Group, are soft and reflective.
This offering from Reader’s Digest Music contains beautiful music from a string ensemble. Smooth and peaceful, these tracks are uplifting and pleasant.
Various artists joined together to compile this patriotic collection. Familiar songs like the national anthem and God Bless America are joined by tributes to our heroes and songs that remind us that God is in control even when the country is facing difficulties.
Praise & Inspirational
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Food for the soul in the form of song, this album features Mario Paduano, along with The Blue Gospel Singers, Joe Stone, Enrico Baldassarre, Franco Mezzena, and Nancy Barnaba. Lift up praise with this Gospel song compilation.
Etta James lends her strong voice to this uplifting album of praise. It would be difficult not to get up and move with the spirit and vibrance of these hymns and songs.
This album brings together a variety of artists, most of which are well known individually already. The artist include Point of Grace, Wayne Watson, Fernando Ortega, David Phelps, The Imperials, and more.
Celtic Thunder’s inspirational songs are the type of song to enjoy singing along to while driving or working around the house, or just to enjoy listening to their voices blend. The songs vary from hymns and other easygoing songs to upbeat encouragement.
Artists on this compilation from 2010 include The Trumpeteers, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Sam Cooke, Marie Knight, and more. Upbeat gospel songs entice listeners to sing along!
Various choirs and soloists perform the songs on this album. There is a distinct jazz feel to many of these inspirational tracks.
Lee Greenwood sings a combination of hymns and praise songs, finishing up with his well-known God Bless the USA.
Jimmy Dean’s rich vocals make this album very enjoyable to listen to. From the late 1960s, this classic rendering is typical of the time period and may bring nostalgia to those who enjoyed listening to sacred music in those days.
Popular Christian songs on this collection include Ray Boltz’s I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb, Steve Green’s God and God Alone, Keith Green’s Here Am I, Send Me, and a variety of other songs to uplift and encourage.
Edward Tonini’s strong voice lends additional power to these songs of praise. Four of the songs are Psalms set to music – this is an excellent way to memorize Scripture.
Peaceful & Hymns
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The voice of Glen Campbell brings richness to these traditional and contemporary hymns. The styles vary from country to jazz to what you might hear in a traditional church.
Burl Ives’ hymns have a traditional sound, with piano accompaniment and a choir for backup.
Chorales, choirs, and singer perform these beautiful and peaceful songs that will resonate with believers. Soft and relaxing songs will soothe the soul.
The Joslin Grove Choral Society and the 101 Strings Orchestra perform the hymns on this album. Ideal for those who enjoy hymns and for those who want to learn new hymns from the church hymnbook, as many are included that are less commonly used.
The Country Dance Kings performed these songs in 2008, and they are still as inspirational now as they were then. Add some country to your daily inspiration with this album.
If you prefer a country sound in your music, this one is an excellent choice. It includes some traditional hymns as well as more contemporary selections.
The sounds of Christmas as performed by several different contemporary artists will enhance the season in your home.
The Broadway Inspirational Voices sing Broadway-style arrangements of traditional Christmas carols along with a few modern songs. If you need your spirit lifted, this is a great way to meet that need.
Whatever your mood or activity, one of these albums is sure to hit the spot! Add a little inspiration and spirit to everything you do with music.