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15 Beautiful Easter Worship Songs for 2015
When it comes to music for events in the Christian calendar, Easter music is sometimes overshadowed by the songs available for Christmas services. So we’re super excited to share with you some of our favourite Easter worship songs for 2015. We hope you find something new!
You can also listen to a two hour-long playlist of the Easter music featured here on Spotify:
1. Natalie Grant - Alive Genre: Worship From the music inspired by The Story, Alive is sung from the point of view of Mary Magdalene after she discovers the risen Lord. It features the heartfelt vocals that Natalie is renowned for alongside poignant and powerful lyrics, conveying a joyous complexity of emotions. A perfect worship song for Easter Sunday this year. Download now
NEW FOR 2015! 2. I Am They - King of Love & We Are Yours Genre: Folk / Worship Despite being fairly new on many people’s radar, I Am They have roots in leading worship, which is noticeable in the worship style of their 2015 debut album. Their skilled musicianship comes across in their music and they have created something truly beautiful. With an album full of original worship songs, you might not need to search for new worship music for a while! Download now
3. Anthony Skinner - The Sound That Saved Us All Genre: Alternative Drawing inspiration & some lyrics from several traditional hymns, Anthony Skinner has created one of the more interesting ‘modern hymns’ we have heard in a while. We really like his sound & his thoughtful lyrics, which would make a great addition to any Easter Sunday service. Download now
NEW FOR 2015! 4. Newsboys - Hallelujah For The Cross Genre: Pop / Rock As a worship leader, I often find myself looking for new music for worship services, and it’s easy to forget how good some old favourite hymns can be for our congregation, especially when given an effective modern twist. These are songs that everyone has grown up with and knows so well. As inspiration, have a listen to the album 'Hallelujah for the Cross' by Newsboys. In fact, we believe so strongly in the effectiveness of giving a makeover to traditional hymns and worship songs, that we have dedicated an entire article and playlist of our favourite modern and re-worked traditional hymns. Download now
5. Audrey Assad - Good To Me Genre: Acoustic The open-ness (for lack of a better word) of these lyrics, alongside Audrey’s pure vocal and simple instrumentation allow this song to speak in the light of all that He has done for us which we remember this Easter. And what's more, it's a totally free download courtesy of the ever-excellent Noisetrade! Download now
NEW FOR 2015! 6. Salt of the Sound - As The Mist Clears Genre: Ambient / Electronic From our latest EP, Through The Mist, 'As The Mist Clears' is more reflective than much of the music featured in this Easter worship music article. This songs speaks of the day that is yet to come where the mist we clear and we will see Him, just as He sees us. This Easter, let us remember all that has been made possible through the cross as we look forward to that day with hope and joy. Download now
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7. Soweto Gospel Choir - Hosanna Genre: Gospel If you are looking for Gospel music this Easter, then look no further than the vast collection of music from Soweto Gospel Choir who really showcase the unique and inspirational power of an African Gospel choir. This song 'Hosanna' is just one of many songs perfect for the Easter season. Download now
8. Kari Jobe - Forever Genre: Worship The latest single from Kari Jobe feels is quite clearly written as a congregational worship song & would work well as a more acoustic song. This song definitely allows for heartfelt worship and if you are looking for a new song to be part of your Easter church services, then look no further. Download now
9. Casting Crowns - Glorious Day Genre: Rock While Casting Crowns are known for many songs containing an Easter theme (East to West, Blessed Redeemer, their version of Stuart Townend's Beautiful Saviour), the affirming lyrics of the chorus to Glorious Day truly do encapsulate the Easter celebration of hope and joy. Download now
10. Rivers & Robots - You Save My Soul Genre: Alternative We love the unique indie/folk/electronic sound of Rivers & Robots and this song really offers a new style of worship music. A generous free download, You Saved My Soul could be used in so many ways as part of an Easter celebration - and don't miss the great chord charts on their website! Download now
NEW FOR 2015! 11. WOW Gospel - 2015 Genre: Gospel This new album features many well-loved gospel singers and artists that we have come to know and love through the years. Some of our top picks on this album (which would also make great arrangements for your gospel or contemporary choir this Easter) include: “We Are Victorious” by Donnie McClurkin & Tye Tibbett, “Amazing” by Ricky Dillard & New G, “I feel your Spirit” by Hezekiah Walker, and “We’ve Gotta Put Jesus Back” by Kurt Carr Download now
12. Francesca Battistelli - Lead Me To The Cross Genre: CCM Francesca Battistelli's song has been one of my favourite Easter songs for several years. Not only does it make a great congregational song, but to sing it is to sing a personal prayer. And with a chorus consisting of these lyrics, you’ll see why. “Lead me to the cross where your love poured out / Bring me to my knees, Lord I lay me down / Rid me of myself - I belong to You / Lead me - Lead me to the cross”. A definite contender for your Easter service this year! Download now
NEW FOR 2015! 13. Ellie Holcomb - As Sure As The Sun & Love Broke Through Genre: Singer/Songwriter Dove Award Winner Ellie Holcomb’s album 'As Sure As The Sun' is a good one and so many of her songs apply to Easter. Some of her previous songs have also featured on our Good Friday playlist. Download now
14. Bayside Worship - Selah & Sun Will Rise Genre: Alternative Coming from the Worship Ministry of Bayside Community Church as an outreach, the seamless joining of these two tracks (listen to the combined songs on Soundcloud) would lead perfectly from a time of reflection to a time sung worship at any time of year, and particularly at Easter. Download now
BONUS! 15. Hezekiah Walker – Every Praise (video by Everton Reid) If you haven’t seen this video from Everton Reid – you really need to! It encompasses every happiness that we celebrate in the rising of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ on this glorious Easter Sunday. If you do nothing else today, watch this…