Originally published April 3, 2015
I goofed, readers. This article was originally posted in 2015. I rerun it every year at Easter, and honestly forgot/didn’t notice when I was prepping it to post this year that Chris Tomlin’s name was on #6, The Wonderful Cross. (As many of you know there have been a number of issues with him.) I’ve changed #6 to Glad’s version of “Easter Song”.
There are so many great Easter hymns and worship songs out there. After all, how can a songwriter go wrong proclaiming the glorious truth of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection? It was hard to narrow it down to my ten favorites, but I gave it a shot.
I’ve created a YouTube playlist with these songs called Resurrection Day. Got a favorite song about Jesus’ resurrection? Suggest it, and maybe I’ll add it to the playlist!
(Please note- I am not familiar with all of these musicians. Their presence here is not an endorsement of any unbiblical theology any of them may hold to. Please thoroughly vet the doctrine of any Christian musician you choose to follow and make sure it matches up with Scripture.)
Jesus Paid it All
Nominated by my 11 year old son, who said in the car on the way home from church, “They need to do ‘Jesus Paid it All’ next week, because it is a very appropriate Easter song.”
Arise My Love
The grave could not hold the King!
Low in the Grave He Lay
You’re not really a Southern Baptist unless your church does this one every Easter.
The Old Rugged Cross
What a precious song this is and what a beautiful job this family does on it. (Us Louisianans know how to sang!)
Sunday’s On the Way
The resurrection is not an allegory for your personal problems coming to an end. Other than that, this is pure 80’s “in your face, Devil!” CCM awesomeness.
By popular demand, another oldie but goodie!
Man of Sorrows, What a Name
Hallelujah, what a Savior!
The resurrection through the eyes of Peter. Oh how sweet it must have been for him to see Jesus alive again.
I’ve Just Seen Jesus
I love singing this one with my husband.
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
He is not dead. He is alive. We have this hope in Jesus Christ! This arrangement is such a nice blend of the traditional and the contemporary.