One reader wrote in to ask me, “I enjoyed your blog on ‘What Christmas Songs Do You Use?’ Could you please post a similar list of resurrection songs for Easter?”
I polled some of the other guys who serve in some of the Sovereign Grace churches, and this is a tentative list. I’ve left off some of the more obvious ones like “Christ the Lord Is Ris’n Today.” I’ve included songs that focus exclusively on the resurrection, as well as those that reference it at some point.
Crown Him With Many Crowns
Including the verse:
Crown Him the Lord of life who triumphed o’er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save.
His glories now we sing who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal live to bring and lives that death may die.
See What a Morning
From the Church of Christ the King CD Passion for God’s Son.
Worship Christ the Risen King
Words by Jack Hayford, sung to the melody of Angels From the Realms of Glory (#286 in the Trinity Hymnal)
A sample verse:
Rise, O church, and lift your voices, Christ has conquered death and hell.
Sing as all the earth rejoices; resurrection anthems swell.
Come and worship, come and worship, worship Christ, the risen King!
In Christ Alone
by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty
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.
And as He stands in victory, sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine, bought with the precious blood of Christ.
Beautiful Savior (All My Days)
By Stuart Townend
The chorus includes these words:
You’re the risen One, heaven’s champion,
And You reign, You reign over all.
Lost in Wonder
By Martin Layzell from the CD of the same name
Up from the grave victorious,
You rose again so glorious.
You Led Me to the Cross
By Matt Redman
The second verse focuses on the resurrection.
You Are My King
By Billy Foote