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 2014. We hope you find something new!
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. Buy now
2. 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. Buy now
3. 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
4. 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 African Gospel Music. This song 'Hosanna' is just one of many songs perfect for the Easter season. Download now
5. 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. Buy now
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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! 9. Everton Reid – Every Praise (video) 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…
posted by Anita Tatlow on February 22, 2014 in Inspiration
Salt Of The Sound is the musical collaboration of husband and wife duo Anita and Ben Tatlow – our aim is to create music that encourages spiritual reflection, both in church environments, and in times of personal quiet. Join us on this blog as we explore new Christian music, share some of the inspiration behind our songs, and keep you up to date with exciting developments in our musical journey. Oh, and our new EP is out now!
The inspiration section of the Salt Of The Sound blog features some of our favourite Christian music out there. We love discovering and promoting other Christian artists who are spreading the gospel while simultaneously creating great music, and in turn we hope you discover some great songs!