A List Of Catholic Songs To Help You Fall Asleep At Night

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Why fall asleep to faith-filled music? Of all the things you want yourself or your family to have on their mind as they shut their eyes, you can’t go wrong with God-praising, Holy Spirit-filled tunes.

Plus, if you have a “rogue roommate” who needs a little more Christ in life, it wouldn’t hurt to play this out loud from your room.

You may wake up throughout the night or just seek a playlist to cover the ten minutes it takes for you to fall into REM. You may prefer instrumental or lyrical. You may want to take off some songs that you’ve simply heard too many times for your liking or add a few you just can’t hear enough.

Catholic Songs To Help You Fall Asleep At Night

Whether you just want this whole list set as is or to pick-and-choose your way to a perfect list for lights out, these are ten suggestions for songs to fall asleep to:

1.      “Salve Regina” sung by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

The all-time favorite Catholic pick for bedtime, it is only appropriate that this version is sung by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

2.      “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” sung by Franciscan Friars

The classic peaceful piece, but this particular rendition by the Franciscans is like a choir of dads singing you a lullaby from around the world)

3.      “Little Litany” by Brother Isaiah

He’s like Catholic Raffi. Check him out.

4.      “Rescue” by Lauren Daigle

She’s not a nun or consecrated sister or even Catholic, but her voice is heavenly and this is a great message for all Christian souls, especially after a difficult day. Why not also play it nightly on great days to help you really internalize the message?

5.      “O Holy Night” by The Priests

Christmas music always takes me to a joyful place. Can you agree? Get over the whole “No-Jingle-Bells-Until-After-Thanksgiving” rule, and let the joy of Christmas make your night holy in reflection of the holiest night!

6.      “Your Love Defends Me” by Matt Mahr

What list of Catholic music isn’t complete without a Matt Mahr song? Compared to Regina Salve, this is exciting, so you might want to consider reordering these songs to your personal preference.

7.      The Rosary

The rosary is famously calming. It has converted hearts with a simple hearing of it. Like a child, we repeat our love for Our Lord and His Plan through the reflections on the Gospel. Many will admit, if being honest, that they fall asleep to the rosary often—not because it is boring, but because it is comforting.

Let Mary, Undoer of Knots, undo knots in your heart simply by speaking to her with her Son. If you have insomnia, this might just be the missing puzzle piece. (Or you are kept awake to pray for others

The Communion of Saints offers the rosary with calm background music: https://youtu.be/tcryvk5IlmY

There are also multiple Gregorian Chants options, but here is a sung version for you by Donna Cori. No, seriously, she sings the entire rosary: https://youtu.be/_dqM8uBrg0w

8.      “O Santissima” / “O Most Holy”

Here is one of the many beautiful versions of another Catholic classic. It is very reminiscent of a reassuring lullaby, except explicitly faithful.

9.   Bach’s Mass in B Minor

There are multiple options on the internet for this classic. Nearly 2 hours long, it might be a good staple piece for your playlist to run all night. Links are below for a live concert option and one without.

No Video: https://youtu.be/So704KMhspk?feature=shared

Live Concert Video: https://youtu.be/hrf-eCdYD_Y?feature=shared

10. Damascus Worship

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