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Easter Songs: What’s the Best Easter Song or Hymn?

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With Easter coming up, I asked my co-workers about Easter songs: What’s the best Easter song or hymn?

I know we are all excited for what God has in store. It’s a wonderful time of outreach to families and those who might not attend church on a regular basis. It’s a time to thank God for Jesus and the amazing gift of salvation. And it’s a time to worship with music.

Last year, I asked my co-workers to tell me about their favorite Christmas music, and for Easter I asked them to share with me some of their favorite Easter songs or hymns.

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“He’s Alive” by Don Francisco – Suzi J. chose this oldie but goodie, saying it’s very powerful.

“Watch the Lamb” by Ray Boltz – Pam C. says, “Makes me cry every time, just envisioning that father trying to carry the cross for Jesus. Very moving!”

Keith Green’s “Easter Song” – Lee S. says, “The song itself feels alive in its melody, harmonies, and instrumentation. One of the few Easter songs that feels like Easter to me.”

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“In Christ Alone” by Newsboys – Keith K. chose this version of the contemporary worship song (along with the classic hymn “Up from the Grave He Arose”).

“Christ the Lord is Risen Today” – Jean B. chose this classic hymn. She said, “I suppose tradition weighs into why it’s my favorite: In my church tradition, I’ve probably sung it on most Easter Sundays throughout my life. I also think it captures and conveys in words and music the exultant, triumphant, joyful spirit of the day.”

“I Know That My Redeemer Lives” – Deb H. enjoys this song saying, “the tune soars, and the words can’t be beat.”

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Make sure to check out some of my previous blogs: 5 Amazing Easter Crafts, 5 Ways to Boost Your Easter Egg Hunt, 5 Easter Snacks for Your Ministry, and 5 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Jesus’ Crucifixion.

What are your favorite Easter songs? What kinds of Easter music do you play for your kids? How is your ministry celebrating Easter? Let us know in the comment section below!

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David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor. He is now serving in the church again! Our loss is kids' gain!

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