The Season of Easter – Music – 56.1

These music suggestions are appropriate for use throughout the Season of Easter and may be repeated from week to week.

Congregational Song for the Easter Season

A change in liturgical seasons creates opportunities for congregational responses unique to the season as well as experiences of ongoing liturgical moments and responses set to new and different music. Following are suggestions for use during the season of Easter:

Reintroduce the Gloria Patri if omitted during Lent and/or introduce sung Alleluias as a
response to forgiveness or the reading of the Gospel.

  • Alleluia GTG 586/587/589; STF 2043/2078

Add alleluias to the Doxology.

  • Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow; tune: LASST UNS ERFREUEN


Anthems for Children’s Choirs for the Easter Season Great Vigil of Easter

  • “Cool Under Fire,” Valerie MacKenzie, Canadian International Music Press, uni, pno (E)
  • “Dry Bones,” Becky Slagle Mayo and Lynn Shaw Bailey, CGA, uni, pno (E)
  • “The Heavens Declare,” James Brighton, CGA, uni, pno (ME)

Resurrection of the Lord

  • “Did I Hear You Say?,” Don Schlosser, CGA, uni, pno, fl, drum (E)
  • “The Lord Is Risen! (He is Risen Indeed),” Helen Kemp, CGA, uni, pno, hb (E)
  • “Love Is Come Again,” James Biery, MSM, uni/2 pt, pno, C inst (M*M)
  • “Resurrection,” Dadee Reilly, AF, 2 pt, pno/perc (E)
  • “We Welcome Glad Easter,” Michael Bedford, CGA, uni/2 pt, org, tpt (ME*MA)

Season of Easter

  • “Do You Know Your Shepherd’s Voice?,” Suzanne Lord, CGA, uni/2 pt, pno (E*ME)
  • “Te Deum,” Michael Bedford, CGA, uni, org, tpt, timp (ME)
  • “Teach Me Your Way,” Timothy Shaw, CGA, uni/2 pt, pno, C inst (E*ME)
  • “The Good Shepherd,” Helen Kemp, CGA, 2 pt, pno (ME)


  • “Pentecost Fire,” Jayne Southwick Cool, CGA, uni, pno (E)
  • “Your Servant I Will Be,” Mark Patterson, CGA, uni/2 pt, pno (E*M)

Anthems for Youth Choirs for the Season of Easter Resurrection of the Lord / Season of Easter

  • “Rejoice, the Lord Is Alive,” Earlene Rentz, CGA, SAB, pno (M)
  • “Wake the Jubilation,” Rollo Dilworth, HAL, SATB, pno, bass (ME)
  • “Christ Jesus Is Arisen,” Michael Burkhardt, MSM, SATB, org (ME)


  • “God, You Made All Things for Singing,” John Ferguson, MSM, SATB, org (MD)
  • “Let the Praise Go Round,” William Boyce, arr. Hal Hopson, ALF, SAB, pno (ME)

Piano Music for the Season of Easter

  • “Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen!,” EARTH AND ALL STARS, Flight of the Dove: Piano Reflections, Carol Wahl, AF (ME)
  • “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!,” ORIENTIS PARTIBUS, Twelve Hymn Contemplations for Piano, Set 1, Keith Kolander, MP (ME)
  • “Day of Arising,” RAABE, Chorale Preludes for Piano in Traditional Styles, Aaron David Miller, AF (M)
  • “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” HYMN TO JOY, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: 12 Hymn Settings for Piano, Timothy Shaw, MSM (ME)
  • “Let All Things Now Living,” THE ASH GROVE, For the Care of the Earth: Hymn Reflections for Piano, Nicholas Palmer, MSM (MA)
  • “Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us,” HYFRYDOL, Grace & Peace, vol. 5: Hymn Portraits for Piano, Nancy M. Raabe, AF (M)
  • “Now the Green Blade Rises,” NOËL NOUVELET, In Christ Alone: Contemplative Hymns for Piano, Rachel Chapin, CON (ME)
  • “O Living Breath of God,” VÅRVINDAR FRISKA, Piano Reflections on Pentecost Tunes, Anne Krentz Organ, AF (ME)
  • “Risen Today!,” EASTER HYMN/LYRA DAVIDICA, Illuminations, vol. 3, Dan Forrest, BP (MA)
  • “Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us,” BRADBURY, Gospel Greats 2: Piano Solos, Joel Raney, HOPE (M)

Vocal Solos for the Season of Easter

Resurrection of the Lord / Season of Easter

  • “Alleluia,” Sacred Solos for All Ages, G. O’Connor-Morris, HAL (E)
  • “The Call,” Five Mystical Songs, Ralph Vaughan Williams, GMC (M)
  • “Like Him We Rise,” . . . still all my song shall be, Tom Trenney, MSM (M)
  • “A Gaelic Blessing,” Oxford Solo Songs: Sacred, John Rutter, OUP (M)
  • “He Shall Feed His Flock,” Sacred Songs of John Ness Beck, John Ness Beck, BP (E)
  • “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth,” Messiah, G. F. Handel, multiple editions (A)


  • “Come Holy Spirit/Veni Sancte Spiritus,” Jacques Berthier, GIA, solo and congregation (M)