With Easter this weekend, 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
favorite Christmas music, and for Easter I asked them to share
with me some of their favorite Easter songs or hymns.
"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."
"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."
If you are looking for Easter music to use
with your kids, look no further. Group's got you covered with all
sorts of great music that you can download today so
you'll be ready for this weekend. We have kid-friendly versions of
Easter favorites like "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" and "Were You There".
Also, make sure to check out some of my
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