Easter is just around the corner as I write this post, but really, today, I think today is Easter. We’ve just had Good Friday where we remember the pain of the cross. But on Easter we remember the joy of an empty tomb. Isn’t it an amazing thing to consider that empty tomb and what that means? Oh glory be!!!! For me, part of that remembering comes out in the songs we sing on Easter Sunday. And those traditional Easter Hymns, that I have sung since birth come to mind.
I thought today I would do something different. I would share a number of those traditional hymns with you.
Up from The Grave He Arose!
Up from the grave he arose! I last shared this hymn with you back in 2016 on my old blog. Low in the grave he lay.
Luke 24:6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’
Because He Lives
Because he Lives. I shared this hymn with you this past January.
Ephesians 1:18-23 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Christ the Lord is Risen today, is such a lively upbeat tune isn’t it? 🙂
I Corinthians 15:3-9 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Jesus Paid it All
Jesus Paid it all, this such a lovely hymn eh?
Philippians 2:1-11 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
What Are Your Favourite Traditional Easter Hymns?
What hymns do you think I should have focused on for this Easter? There are so many others out there aren’t they? Songs of praise the speak to the wonder of God sending his son, of that bridge created between us and God. Songs that speak to our sins being covered, that forgiveness we live under. It’s so amazing what God has done. What songs do you sing that speak to this?