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            Intersection of Life and Faith

            10 Easter Hymns to Fill You with Hope and Joy

            • Lynette Kittle
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            10 Easter Hymns to Fill You with Hope and Joy

            The Easter season is when we reflect on the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s a time of year where our faith is encouraged, strengthened, and renewed by remembering the price Jesus paid for our sins.

            Looking to the cross, we remember how God sacrificed His only Son to give us eternal life. Although the world may not understand, explains, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.”

            The cross symbolizes God’s great love for us. Below are 10 Easter Hymns to fill us with hope and joy.

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            • 1. “Once Again”

              1. “Once Again”

              It’s easy in daily living to lose focus of what the cross means to us. Matt Redman’s song leads us to consider once again with gratitude, God’s priceless gift of life to us. As describes, “This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.”

              “Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice

              You became nothing, poured out to death

              Many times, I’ve wondered at your gift of life

              And I’m in that place once again

              And once again I look upon the cross where you died

              I’m humbled by your mercy and I’m broken inside

              Once again I thank you”

              -Written/Sung by Matt Redman

              As explains, “For it is by you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

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              2. “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”

              Fernando Ortega’s sensitive singing of this beautiful song leads us to consider God’s wondrous love for us, demonstrated through His suffering on the cross. explains, “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: ‘While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’”

              “I will sing of my Redeemer,

              And His wondrous love to me;

              On the cruel cross he suffered,

              From the curse to set me free. Sing, oh, sing of my Redeemer,

              With His blood He purchased me,

              On the cross He sealed my pardon,

              Paid the debt, and made me free”

              -Written by Philip Paul Bliss/Sung by Fernando Ortega

              Jesus took upon Himself our sins to set us free from the penalty of sin and death. As describes, “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross.”

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              3. “Arms Open Wide”

              The Baloche’s beautiful song emphasizes how Jesus laid down His life for us. It was not taken from Him, but rather He freely gave it. As He says in , “No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”

              “From another world

              Out of the heavens into the earth

              Came another love

              A love that we’ve never seen or heard

              You came and displayed Your love

              By giving Your all for us

              You are the high and Holy One

              You left the glory of Your throne

              And You gave it all away

              You are the Lord of everything

              The reason for the song I sing

              You're worthy to be praised

              You lived and died

              With arms open wide”

              -Written/Sung by Paul and Rita Baloche

              explains how we know what love is because Jesus laid down His life for us: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (). 

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            • 1. “Once Again”

              4. “God of Mercy”

              Written and sung by worship leader John Barnett, this gentle hymn tenderly touches hearts with the love and mercy of God, drawing us to the cross and the precious blood Jesus shed to cover our sins. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” ()

              “I’ve been forgiven

              Mercy broke through to rescue me

              The blood of Jesus

              Shed on the cross at Calvary

              Poured out for me

              Holy, holy, God almighty

              and earth are filled with Your glory

              God of mercy, broken for me”

              -Written/Sung by John Barnett

              “God of Mercy” celebrates how, “You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you” ().

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            • 1. “Once Again”

              5. “Sweetly Broken”

              Jeremy Riddle reminds us in “Sweetly Broken,” that to be broken by and surrendered to the suffering and brokenness Jesus endured on the cross is a natural response when encountering such sacrificial love. “And walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” ()

              “To the cross, I look, and to the cross, I cling

              Of it’s suffering, I do drink, of its work, I do sing

              On it, my Savior, both bruised and crushed

              Showed that God is love and God is just

              At the cross you beckon me

              You draw me gently to my knees

              And I am lost for words, so lost in love

              I’m sweetly broken, wholly surrendered”

              -Written/Sung by Jeremy Riddle

              As Scripture affirms, the sweetness of a life fully surrendered to God is priceless. “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” ()

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            • 1. “Once Again”

              6. “Jesus Paid it All”

              Kristian Stanfill sings this beloved hymn that helps us to recognize and appreciate our sins being paid in full through Jesus’ death on the cross. As explains, “'Come now, let us settle the matter,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.’”

              “Jesus paid it all

              All to Him I owe

              Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow

              It’s washed away, all my sin

              And all my shame”

              -Written by Elvina Hall/Sung by Kristian Stanfill

              Hope and joy come through knowing that Jesus paid it all on the cross and has washed us white as snow. assures us that “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s .” 

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              7. “When I Survey the Wonderful Cross”

              Michael W. Smith’s rendition of this rich hymn encourages us to gaze at the cross and be crucified with Christ so we may truly live. “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” ()

              “When I survey the wondrous cross

              On which the Prince of Glory died

              My richest gain I count but loss

              And pour contempt on all my pride

              Oh the wonderful cross

              Oh the wonderful cross

              Bids me come and die and find

              That I may truly live”

              -Written by Isaac Watts/Sung by Michael W. Smith

              Like explains, “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

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            • 1. “Once Again”

              8. “Glorious Day”

              As Casting Crowns sings “Glorious Day,” we journey through the suffering Jesus experienced on the cross to the hope of His resurrection. says, “But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.”

              “One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain

              One day they nailed Him to die on a tree

              Suffering anguish, despised and rejected

              Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He

              Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree

              And took the nails for me

              Living, He loved me

              Dying, He saved me

              Buried, He carried my sins far away

              Rising, He justified freely forever

              One day He’s coming

              Oh Glorious Day!”

              -Written by John William Chapman/Sung by Casting Crowns

              We rejoice and look forward with hope to the glorious return of Jesus. “For the Lord Himself will come down from , with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.” ()

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              9. “Easter Song”

              A hymn ringing with joy over Jesus’ death on the cross and His empty grave is the “ proclaims, “He is not here; He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.”

              “The angel up on the tombstone

              Said He has risen, just as He said

              Quickly now, go tell His disciples

              That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

              Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah

              He’s risen, hallelujah

              He’s risen, hallelujah

              Hallelujah”

              -Written by Annie Herring/Sung by Keith Green

              In rejoicing, we remember how, “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die'” ().

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              10. “Lamb of God”

              As Twila Paris beautifully sings “Lamb of God,” the words turn our hearts to recognize Jesus as being God’s holy, perfect sacrifice crucified on the cross. records, “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’”

              “Your only Son no sin to hide

              But You have sent Him from Your side

              To walk upon this guilty sod

              And to become the Lamb of God

              Your gift of love they crucified

              They laughed and scorned Him as He died

              The humble King they named a fraud

              And sacrificed the Lamb of God

              Oh Lamb of God, Sweet Lamb of God

              I love the Holy Lamb of God

              Oh wash me in His precious Blood

              My Jesus Christ the Lamb of God”

              -Written/Sung by Twila Paris

              ,19 describes the incredible cost paid: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life you inherited from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or spot.”

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            • 1. “Once Again”

              Easter’s Hope and Joy Found in the Cross

              As we look to the cross this ).

              Because Jesus died on the cross, “Through Him you believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and glorified Him, and so your faith and hope are in God” ().


              Lynette Kittle is married with four daughters. She enjoys writing about faith, marriage, parenting, relationships, and life. Her writing has been published by Focus on the Family, Decision, Today’s Christian Woman, kirkcameron.com, Ungrind.org, StartMarriageRight.com, and more. She has an M.A. in Communications from Regent University and serves as associate producer for .

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