Songs For Easter


While there are plenty of songs ideally suited for Easter Mass and Easter Services at churches across the land, there are in reality, much fewer songs, other than young children’s music that relate to Easter in a non-religious format. For many Easter is a very spiritual time of year as it reflects the foundations that Christian religions are based on or the roots of many religious beliefs.

As always I try to focus on songs with Easter in the title, but this time, that list can be counted on both hands, as far as I’m aware of anyways. Your input would be very helpful in this matter if you’re aware of any I left out — with Easter — or a word that reflects Easter in the title.

The first section here reflects on those songs with Easter in the title as where the second section includes a sampling of the many Christian songs out there that are showcased in churches during Holy Week.

Songs With Easter In The Title

  1. Easter – The Prize Fighter Inferno
  2. Easter? – Jefferson Airplane
  3. Easter Parade – Bing Crosby, Judy Garland
  4. Easter Sunday – China Forbes
  5. East Nashville Easter – Yonder Mountain String Band
  6. Here Comes Peter Cottontail – Gene Autry
  7. On Easter Morning – GW Williams
  8. The Night Before Easter – The Gaithers
  9. Watermelon In Easter Hay – Frank Zappa

A Selection of Christian Songs For Easter

  1. Above All
  2. Amazing Grace
  3. Because He Lives
  4. Christ Arose
  5. Christ Is Risen Hallelujah!
  6. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
  7. He’s Alive
  8. He Arose
  9. He’s Risen
  10. How Great Is Our God
  11. How Great Thou Art
  12. I Believe In A Hill Called Mount Calvary
  13. In Christ Alone
  14. Marvelous Light
  15. Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
  16. My Redeemer Lives
  17. My Savior, My God
  18. Oh Happy Day – Edwin Hawkins Singers
  19. On Easter Morning – GW Williams
  20. On The Third Day
  21. The Night Before Easter – The Gaithers
  22. The Old Rugged Cross
  23. The Resurrection Song
  24. Thief – Third Day
  25. Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) – Johnny Cash (personal favorite)

There are probably many more that can be added to this list — according to your personal preference as well as religious affiliation, but I simply wanted to give a sampling. As far as listing singers of these, I really have no clue on most of them as many were/are performed by choirs and independent artists.


One Response

  1. Thanks for compiling the list. It reminded me of many I had not about in a long time.

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