By Thanksgiving, radio stations will be playing Christmas music non-stop. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, our culture is immersed in the “Christmas season.”
Easter has a season, too. It doesn’t precede Easter but follows it. Traditionally, it’s the time between Easter and Pentecost (50 days).
Though every Sunday is a celebration of Christ’s resurrection, this time of year provides ample opportunity to give laser-like attention to the resurrection that empowers our Christian life.
Why do we spend a month to listening to Christmas music, but only a Sunday singing Easter music?
You might be wondering, What is Easter music? Is there such a thing? Sure! And the good news is, unlike Christmas, you don’t have to wade through all the “secular” tunes about the season. (Unless you just happen to be a fan of “Here Comes Peter Cottontail.”)
I’ve got an Easter playlist on my iPhone, and I’ll be listening to resurrection songs all through Eastertide. Don’t let the Easter season pass by. Below are some tracks to get you started.
If you have other recommendations, leave them in the comments below. I’m ready to add new songs to the playlist. Christ has risen!
My Easter Season Playlist
1. Christ Is Risen – Matt Maher
2. See, What a Morning – Keith & Kristyn Getty
3. All Things New – Andrew Peterson
4. In resurrectione tua – Taize
5. Easter Song – Keith Green
6. Redeemer – Nicole C. Mullen
7. Come, People of the Risen King – Keith & Kristyn Getty
8. Mystery (Feat. Charlie Hall) – Passion
9. Beneath the Waters (I Will Rise) [Live] – Hillsong
10. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today – Hymns Triumphant
11. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth – Steve Green
12. Before The Throne Of God Above – Selah
13. Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed – Keith & Kristyn Getty
14. Christus Resurrexit – Taize
15. Jesus Lives – Sovereign Grace Music
16. I Will Rise – Chris Tomlin
17. The Trumpet Shall Sound – 4Him
18. For This Purpose – Graham Kendrick
19. Low In The Grave He Lay – The Hymn Makers
20. In Christ Alone (My Hope Is Found) – Adrienne Liesching & Geoff Moore
Share some of your favorites in the comments below. I’m interesting in adding more music to my Easter 2013 Playlist.