|As you're working with your creative teams choosing songs for your Easter services, we thought we'd curate a brief list of songs themed around Christ's resurrection for you to consider. Whether a song starts with the story of Jesus on the cross, declares the empty tomb, or simply expounds on the victory that the cross and resurrection offers us, we have made it easy for you to find a song that meets your needs. We trust that some of the selections below will surely be appropriate and fresh for your congregation. Next to the song title are versions of the song we have available in our catalog and below each song you'll see we've highlighted some lyrics that will give you a feel for the theme and message of each song. We hope this helps you as you plan!
This is Amazing Grace - Bethel Live / Phil Wickham
"Worthy is the Lamb who was slain/Worthy is the King who conquered the grave "
Forever - Kari Jobe / Bethel
" The ground began to shake/The stone was rolled away/His perfect love could not be overcome/Now death where is your sting/Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated"
Cornerstone - Hillsong Live / Aaron Shust
"My hope is built on nothing less/Than Jesus blood and righteousness/I dare not trust the sweetest frame/But wholly trust in Jesus name "
Man of Sorrows - Hillsong Live
"See the stone is rolled away/Behold the empty tomb/Hallelujah God be praised/He's risen from the grave"
Only King Forever - Elevation Worship
"You are the only King forever/Almighty God we lift You higher/You are the only King forever/Forevermore, You are victorious"
Christ is Enough - Hillsong
" The cross before me/The world behind me/No turning back/No turning back"
Alive - Hillsong Young & Free
" in the midst of the darkest night/let your love be the shining light/breaking chains that were holding me/you sent your son down to set me free"
He Is Risen - Paul Baloche
"Early morning break of dawn/Stumbling to the tomb/Standing awestruck wondering who/Rolled away the stone "
Great I Am - New Life Worship / Jared Anderson / Phillips, Craig, & Dean
" I want to be near, near to Your heart/Loving the world and hating the dark/I want to see dry bones living again/Singing as one"
Victor's Crown - Darlene Zschech
"At the cross the work was finished/You were buried in the ground/But the grave could not contain You/For You wear the Victor's crown "
Scandal of Grace - Hillsong United
"Death, where is your sting?/Your power is as dead as my sin/The cross has taught me to live/And mercy, my heart now to sing "
Rez Power - Israel and the New Breed
" Whoa-ooh-oh/You're alive/You're alive in me/Resurrection power/Whoa-ooh-oh/I'm alive/I'm alive in You/Resurrection Power"
Risen - Covenant Church w/ Israel Houghton
"Resurrected one, shining like the sun/Breaking through the fear, victory is here, victory is here"
In Christ Alone - Passion / Lifeway Worship / Frank Ralls
"There in the ground His body lay/Light of the world by darkness slain:/Then bursting forth in glorious Day/Up from the grave he rose again! "
Crown Him (Majesty) - Chris Tomlin
"Crown Him Lord of life/Who triumphed o'er the grave/And rose victorious in the strife/For those He came to save; "
The Same Love - Paul Baloche
"The same God that spread the heavens wide /The same God that was crucified /Is calling us all by name/ You are calling us all by name"
Once and For All - Passion
"Once and for all our debt is paid/There on the cross it is finished!/The lamb of God for us was slayed/And up from the grave He is risen/Up from the grave he is risen! "
O The Blood - Gateway Worship
"O the blood of jesus washes me/O the blood of jesus shed for me/What a sacrifice that saved my life/Yes the blood it is my victory "
Jesus Son of God - Chris Tomlin
"You took our sin/You bore our shame/You rose to life/You defeated the grave/Love like this the world has never known"
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) - Chris Tomlin
"My chains are gone/I've been set free/My God, my Savior has ransomed me/And like a flood His mercy reigns/Unending love, amazing grace"
Grace So Glorious - Elevation Worship
"O wondrous day when I will see/The face of Him who ransomed me/Iâ€™ll fall in worship at His feet/And rise to reign eternally/In a grace so glorious"
I Will Rise - Chris Tomlin
"Jesus has overcome /And the grave is overwhelmed /The victory is won /He is risen from the dead "
The Anthem - Planetshakers
"Death could not hold you down/You are the risen king/Seated in Majesty/You are the risen king"
Jesus Messiah - Chris Tomlin
"Jesus Messiah, name above all names/Blessed redeemer, Emmanuel /The rescue for sinners, the ransom from Heaven /Jesus Messiah, Lord of all"
Mercy Tree - Lacey Sturm
" On that bright and glorious day/When Heaven opened up the grave/He's alive and risen indeed/Oh, praise Him for the mercy tree"
Christ the Lord - Paul Baloche
"Christ the Lord is risen today/The Lamb of God has taken our sins away/Love's redeeming work is done/Raise Your voice! The King has overcome/Hallelujah, Hallelujah"
Jesus, Only Jesus - Matt Redman
"Who has the power to raise the dead?/Who can save us from our sin?/He is our hope, our righteousness/Jesus, only Jesus"
King of Heaven - Hillsong United
"Our eyes be lifted up/Our great eternal hope arise/This great design drawn out for me"
My Savior Lives - New Life Worship
"I know that my redeemer lives/And now I stand on what He did/My Savior, My Savior Lives"