Can you believe that Easter is just a few short weeks away? Instead of just sharing a few worship song options for Easter as I’ve done in the past, I thought I would do 5 specifically Elevation Worship songs for Easter.
These are great to lead in church or just listen to privately while you get your heart ready for Easter weekend. Y’all know that Elevation worship is one of my favorite worship bands right now and their songs are always written so well. So friends, sit back and listen to these songs as we reflect on Jesus’ death and resurrection and what it means for us.
If you want to see what songs I’ve previously shared for Easter, click here.
6 Elevation Worship songs for Easter
I suppose the name sort of gives this song away, I mean with the title “Resurrection” you’d assume it would be a great song for Easter. As a writer, I love that the verses of this song walk you through the story of Jesus. You get the picture of Jesus being crowned with thorns, taking His final breath, and then the resurrection from that tomb after three days. This song is rather wordy, but it is beautifully done. It gives the whole picture of why we celebrate Easter. The song praises God for the fact that because Jesus was resurrected- we now can rise from our shame and be resurrected from our sin- all because of Jesus. His name is Victory and He now offers that victory to us.
“By Your spirit I will rise
From the ashes of defeat
The resurrected king
Is resurrecting me
In Your name I come alive
To declare your victory
The resurrected king
Is resurrecting me”
Want to dance? Throw this song on and you’ll definitely dance! This is definitely not a song you want to sing sitting down. Some songs just make you want to get up and praise, am I right? Even us Baptists 🙂 While the feel of this song is exciting and fun, the lyrics and meaning are just as powerful. The whole premise is that the grave opened and Jesus walked out- no death could stop Him. The word “impossible” doesn’t mean anything to God. Impossibility has never stopped Him.
Listen HERE (Acoustic) and HERE
“Saturday was silent
Surely it was through
But since when has impossible
Ever stopped You
Is Sunday’s empty tomb
Since when has impossible
Ever stopped You”
#3 My Testimony
I included this song because without Easter we wouldn’t have a testimony. We have the chance to be resurrected from our sins and spend eternal life with God because of what Jesus did on that cross and in that tomb. Jesus died so we didn’t have to, and that’s such a big part of our testimony. Our testimony once we accept Jesus into our lives becomes death to life. The same God that resurrected Jesus from the grave is the God that is working in us today.
“This is my testimony from death to life
Cause grace rewrote my story, I’ll testify
By Jesus Christ the Righteous
This is my testimony
This is my testimony”
#4 See a Victory
When we read about the death of Jesus we know one thing: victory is coming. The cross wasn’t the end. The enemy tried to keep Jesus down but God defeated Him and in turn, we now have the chance at eternal life. Even now, victory is coming, Jesus will return. So every time the enemy tries to use things for evil in our lives…remember that Jesus can turn that for good. We know how the story ends, both the story of Easter, and the story of the second coming. Victory is in Jesus.
“You take what the enemy meant for evil
And You turn it for good
You turn it for good”
Because of Jesus, we have the opportunity to have our sins gone! Just like Jesus was gone from that tomb when Mary Magdalene went to visit the tomb that day- our sins, shame, and guilt are gone when we accept Jesus into our lives. Just like the song says, Jesus didn’t die for nothing- he died for us. I love this song because it reminds us of the power of Jesus’ blood. And it is that blood that allows us to celebrate Easter. If it weren’t for the blood, we would have no resurrection to celebrate. This is a great song to see to praise God for Easter and the gift He gave us when He sent Jesus.
“It wasn’t for nothing that you shed your blood
So I’m gonna live like my shame is gone
Won’t be shackled to the way I was
I’m gonna live like my chains are”
The song “Fullness,” I believe, is taken from Acts 2 which is the coming of the Holy Spirit after Jesus ascended back to heaven. The Holy Spirit was sent down when Jesus went back to heaven after His resurrection. I think this song is taken from that passage and the passage about the day of Pentecost. I think the song is important for Easter because it reminds us about the Holy Spirit and how Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to fill us and help us. Not only that but after Jesus was resurrected, before returning to heaven, He commanded us to preach the Gospel and the Holy Spirit helps us do that. I think this song could get pretty deep, theologically speaking. But its a great testament to our calling since Jesus was resurrected and sent the Holy Spirit to help us. Long story short, this song reminds me of Easter and what it means for our faith and what happened in our lives since then.
“Pour it out, let Your love run over
Here and now, let Your glory fill this house
Pour it out, let Your love run over
Here and now, let Your glory fill this house”
These are just a few of the numerous songs from Elevation Worship you could use for Easter. Whether you are celebrating Easter at church or still at home, I hope these songs help bring you closer to the Lord. I know they have helped me focus on the true meaning of Easter.
What songs are you listening to, to prepare for Easter? Let me know in the comments!