What a joy to post a collection of songs for Easter. To look over the span of church history and see so clearly those songs that have captured the joy, the power, and the truth of the Resurrection of Jesus.
Recently I heard someone lament that we only sing the classic ‘resurrection’ hymns on Easter when we should sing them more frequently, and certainly more than once a year when we celebrate the Resurrection every Sunday. This is also the case for many of our best Christmas songs. Here’s where our tradition actually runs counter to our Gospel celebrating/singing.
So this year I challenge you to take one of your big songs for Easter and sing it for the next 4-5 weeks. Sing it so that it has time to bury itself and be resurrected in our praise! Sing it until it sinks in and bears the fruit of memorization and formation.