Every year, stores, businesses, and radio stations immerse our culture in the “Christmas season” by playing holiday songs from Thanksgiving until Christmas Day. Which begs the question: why do we spend a month to listening to Christmas music, but only a Sunday singing Easter music?
What if we are missing the opportunity to enjoy not just Easter Sunday, but also the Easter season, the fifty days between Easter and Pentecost?
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.
Last year, I recommended we listen to “Easter music” for the weeks following Resurrection Sunday. 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.”)
If you’re looking to create a playlist, here are some tracks to get you started. Readers gave me plenty of suggestions last year, ten of which I’ve added to the list. 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) - Hillsong
10. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today - Hymns Triumphant
11. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth - Steve Green
12. Jesus is Alive – Josh Wilson
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
21. Alive Forever Amen – Travis Cottrell
22. Great I Am – New Life Worship
23. Jesus is Alive – Shai Linne
24. Death Has Lost Its Sting – Sojourn
25. He Rose – Deluge
26. Death in His Grave – John Mark McMillan
27. Love Crucified Arose – Michael Card
28. Glorious Day – Casting Crowns
29. High Noon – Andrew Peterson
30. He’s Alive – David Phelps
Share some more of your favorites in the comments below. I’m interested in adding more music to my Easter 2014 Playlist.