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List of Top Songs to Listen to for Easter

Updated on November 22, 2010

Best Songs to Listen to for Easter

Easter is right around the corner, and during the hustle and bustle of spring cleaning and fresh flowers, its always good to sit back and listen to some good old fashioned tunes. This is a comprehensive list of some of the most memorable religious and non-religious Easter songs that have been sung in churches and homes for generations. Whether its just some easy listening your looking for, or a performance worthy musical piece for your church, you'll find it below. All the top songs both secular and Christian are included in two easy categories which you can jump to through the links below.

Religious Easter Songs
Religious Easter Songs

Religious Easter Songs

Easter is a time of celebration, as we rejoice in Christ's rising from the dead and being the Savior for mankind. Here's a list of the top songs sung during Easter. Whether its for listening to at home, or playing in your own church, these songs will leave you blessed and enriched. Including both the old classics, and the more modern contemporary Christian hits, this page contains the well known, and maybe not so well known songs that your looking for this Easter season. Enjoy!

Were You There

This is a classic, song by many well known musicians including Johnny Cash. Here's a wonderful Acapella version of the song for you to listen to, but there are many different takes on it. Great for Choirs or church performances.

Were You There Lyrics and Downloads

Were You There

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Were you there when God raised him from the tomb?

Were you there when God raised him from the tomb?

Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when God raised him from the tomb?

In Christ Alone (Performed by Natalie Grant)

A well known contemporary Christian hit, Natalie Grant sings "In Christ Alone" in this live performance, great for worship teams to play or for personal casual listening.

In Christ Alone Lyrics and Downloads

In Christ Alone lyrics

Songwriters: Getty, Julian Keith; Townend, Stuart Richard;

In Christ alone my hope is found

He is my light, my strength, my song

This Cornerstone, this solid ground

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease

My Comforter, my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless Babe

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones He came to save

?Til on that cross as Jesus died

The wrath of God was satisfied

For every sin on Him was laid

Here in the death of Christ I live, I live

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

No guilt in life, no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

From a life?s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man

Could ever pluck me from His hand

?Til He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I stand

I will stand, I will stand

All other ground is sinking sand

All other ground, all other ground

Is sinking sand, is sinking sand

So I stand

Celebrate (He Lives) by Fred Hammond

Fred Hammond and his group give a wonderful performance of this song. Hard to top but a great song to play in church nontheless, I think it made it on one of the WOW worship cd's a while ago. Great song.

Celebrate (He Lives) Lyrics and Downloads

Celebrate (He Lives) lyrics

Artist - Fred Hammond

Album - Various Songs

Lyrics - Celebrate (He Lives)

I know he lives (woah)

I believe he lives (ooh)

I'm sure he lives (woah)

I'm sure he lives

(How ya'll doin today?)

I know he lives (The savior lives)

The savior lives (ooh, oh)

It's time to celebrate the savior and his worth

Let's shout because we know he lives and we are served

His love has set me free our enemies defeated

If it means you would be... come on and lift up your hands

(chorus)

Everybody lift your hands if you know that Jesus is worthy

Open and give him praise let's do it in a hurry

If you love him let's glorify in the song and in the dance

To know the savior lives come on and lift up your hands

To understand just why we praise let me tell you how it all went down

The news spread so very fast people came from miles around

This would be the day Christ would be crucified

He took his last breath hung his head and he died

They took my savior down from off that rugged cross

They laid him in a tomb it seemed that all hope was truly lost

But the third day came along and brought the rhythm of life

The stone was rolled away an angel proudly proclaimed

(bridge)

He lives (He lives) He lives

(Christ is risen) Christ is risen just like he said

(Our Lord and savior) The Lord and savior is no longer dead

Rejoice and celebrate He lives He lives Jesus is alive

(chorus) 2x

(bridge) 3x

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Non Religious Songs

Don't want to touch on the religious side of Easter, or just want a few easy to learn ditties for children? Here's a selection of top songs which are perfect for after school programs or sing-a-long events. Easter can be as simple as a celebration of Spring and the new year, and these happy tunes will give you a lighter heart and a happy feeling as you listen to them.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

One of the all time classic sing along songs, I remember this well growing up. Great for childrens programs or to play for your young ones as well.

Peter Cottontail Lyrics and Downloads

Gene Autry: Peter Cottontail Lyrics

Songwriters: Nelson, Steve; Rollins, Jack;

Here comes Peter Cottontail

Hoppin' down the bunny trail

Hippity hoppin', Easter's on its way

Bringin' every girl and boy

Baskets full of Easter joy

Things to make your Easter bright and gay

He's got jelly beans for Tommy

Colored eggs for sister Sue

There's an orchid for your mommy

And an Easter bonnet too

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail

Hoppin' down the bunny trail

Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day

Here comes Peter Cottontail

Hoppin' down the bunny trail

Hippity hoppin', Easter's on its way

Try to do the things you should

Maybe if you're extra good

He'll roll lots of Easter eggs your way

You'll wake up on Easter mornin'

And you'll know that he was there

When you find those chocolate bunnies

That he's hiding everywhere

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail

Hoppin' down the bunny trail

Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day

Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day

Ode to the Easter Bunny (Alvin and the Chipmonks)

Alvin and the Chipmonks sing a fun ditty about the Easter Bunny in this carefree tune, fun for kids but totally impossible to understand what they're singing.

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    • CoeGurl profile image

      CoeGurl 5 years ago from USA

      "Were You There" is a very moving song.

    • mariaamoroso profile image

      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Some of these songs I did not hear before.

    • darciefrench lm profile image

      darciefrench lm 7 years ago

      Very uplifting lens- good to get it well on it's way for Easter -:)