Singing Our Way Through Eastertide

Eastertide allelia

I am on a slow journey to make more of Eastertide in my own worship life.  Versus Lent I am thinking about what I can add to my life.  Feasting more. Fellowshipping with friends more. Reading and praying more.  Singing more songs that fill me with the wonder of the Resurrection.  Below I’m including a few resources to guide you through Eastertide.  I hope it lends light and glory to this side of the cross!!

Thoughts on Celebrating Eastertide – post

Longer list of Songs for Eastertide – post

Stations of the Resurrection – PDF

Eastertide Devotional from Christ Church Austin – PDF

Easter – Week One – Exsultet – City Church SF

Week Two – The Lamb has Overcome – Red River Hymnal

Week Three – Christ is Risen – Ghost Ship

Week Four – He is Risen (Caroline Cobb)

Week Five – The Strife is Over – Citizens & Saints

Week Six – When He Comes (Coram Deo)

Ascension – Week Seven – Christ the Lord (Wen Reagan)

Pentecost – Week Eight – Breathe (O Breath of Life)

From the Easter sermon of John Chrysostom

Let no one grieve at his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Death of our Savior has set us free. He has destroyed it by enduring it. He destroyed Hell when He descended into it. He put it into an uproar even as it tasted of His flesh. Isaiah foretold this when he said, “You, O Hell, have been troubled by encountering Him below.” Hell was in an uproar because it was done away with. It was in an uproar because it is mocked. It was in an uproar, for it is destroyed. It is in an uproar, for it is annihilated. It is in an uproar, for it is now made captive. Hell took a body, and discovered God. It took earth, and encountered Heaven. It took what it saw, and was overcome by what it did not see. O death, where is thy sting? O Hell, where is thy victory? Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated! Christ is Risen, and the evil ones are cast down! 7 Christ is Risen, and the angels rejoice! Christ is Risen, and life is liberated! Christ is Risen, and the tomb is emptied of its dead; for Christ having risen from the dead, is become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. To Him be Glory and Power forever and ever. Amen!

Luke Morton – The Lamb has Overcome

One of the more popular songs from our continuing compilation series has been an original piece written by Luke Morton for our Songs for the Supper compilation. The Lamb has Overcome is a meditation on the risen victorious Lamb, a festal triumph for the future wedding feast – an ode for the Easter season.

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VERSE
The Lamb has overcome
The Lamb has overcome
The battleʼs done and the victory is won
For the Lamb has overcome

No grave could hold him down
No grave could hold him down
Up from the ground, “He is risen!” was the sound
No grave could hold him down

At Godʼs right hand is he
At Godʼs right hand is he
Our Perfect Plea as he lives to intercede
At Godʼs right hand is he

CHORUS
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Glory be unto his name (2x)

The table now is spread
The table now is spread
This wine and bread
Broken body and blood shed
The table now is spread

The day is drawing near
The day is drawing near
He shall appear and will wipe away each tear
The day is drawing near

The Lamb has overcome
The Lamb has overcome
The battleʼs done and the victory is won
For the Lamb has overcome

(c) Luke Morton, 2011