Top Worship Songs for Easter 2024

Songs for reflecting and declaring the power of the cross and Christs' resurrection.

From hymns to new songs, find the right song for your setlist (and learn every part, too!). Also, get ideas for Palm Sunday and Good Friday.

How to Find the Best Easter Songs for Your Next Service

Easter Sunday is always one of the biggest church services of the year. Naturally, plenty of worship leaders can feel the pressure surmounting in the lead up to this important day.

What songs count as 'Easter songs'? How can you be sure that your setlist is going to appropriately celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ? This is the day that we remember how God rose Jesus from the dead, and the Easter songs you select need to focus on that important message.

To help make this a little easier, we've put together an easy guide to what needs to be kept in mind as you put your setlist together - including some great Easter songs to include!

Not Wasting a Powerful Opportunity

Much like Christmas and Good Friday, Easter Sunday is one of those church services that brings in countless extra visitors. It's often called the Super Bowl of the church for a reason! With so many non-regular people coming through to join your congregation, this service is going to have a reach that most others won't.

It is an incredible blessing to lead worship songs for so many people, and it's important to never underestimate the remarkable opportunity you have to help people praise and experience God's presence who might not often get to do that.

So while Easter worship songs might not need to be all that different from your regular setlist, it's worth putting some extra thought in. What songs are going to touch the lives of those present? How can you be using your music choices to further communicate what Easter is all about?

Key Themes for an Easter Sunday Service

When selecting an easter worship song, it is important to consider the key themes of an Easter Sunday service. Any song your worship team leads should be chosen to enhance the overall message of the church services, helping the congregation to reflect on the resurrection power and how their Christian faith is centered on the price Jesus paid. 

Your worship team set will likely follow or precede a discussion of these themes, helping to spark gratitude and hope as the church celebrates the risen savior.

Take this opportunity to really consider the power of the rugged cross and the resurrection of Jesus. There is something beautiful about gathering together to celebrate the joy of Jesus Christ's resurrection and the power of the Lord. 

Each word you sing is a chance to expand on those feelings of hope and the forgiveness of our sin, so we encourage you to take the time to search for songs that best exemplify this day.

Things to Keep in Mind for your Easter Sunday Songs

As you pick out your worship songs this Easter Sunday, you need to keep the key message of this special day at the forefront of your mind. Likely, the key discussions of this service are going to be all about salvation!

Easter is a representation of how Jesus Christ rose again for us - how, through the amazing grace of God, we have been given eternal life. This is a time for celebration, bringing glory to God, and remembering the way we have been gifted forgiveness through sacrifice.

Fortunately, many well known worship songs will discuss all of these key ideas. So while you should carefully choose Easter worship songs to ensure you're supporting the preacher's message, you likely won't need to look very far.

Popular contemporary songs will praise the grave Jesus conquered, or declare the power of Hell forever broken and lift up the Father's love. Many songs we recommend aren't necessarily 'Easter songs', but are common, well known songs that exemplify everything Easter Sunday is about.

So long as the songs you select praise the resurrected king and worship the amazing love that conquered death - you can't really go wrong!

Our 2024 Selection of Easter Worship Songs

To help make things the slightest bit easier for you this Easter Sunday, we've compiled a list of songs that reflect and declare the power of the cross and Christ's resurrection.

With a mix of classic hymns like Amazing Grace and more contemporary pieces from artists like the Hillsong Worship writers, there are bound to be plenty of viable options that will suit your congregation.

Any of these worship songs will exalt and celebrate the eternal life gifted through Jesus Christ, making them perfect for any Easter Sunday service. 

Without further ado, here are our Easter Sunday song recommendations:

Praise by Elevation Worship

Living Hope by Phil Wickham

I Thank God by Maverick City Music, UPPERROOM

Graves Into Gardens by Elevation Worship

King Of Kings by Hillsong Worship

Worthy Of Your Name by Passion

Thank You Jesus For The Blood by Charity Gayle

Death Was Arrested by North Pointe Music

Resurrecting by Elevation Worship

What A Beautiful Name by Hillsong Worship

Forever by Kari Jobe

Rattle by Elevation Worship

O Praise The Name (Anastasis) by Hillsong Worship

Battle Belongs by Phil Wickham

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (He Is Not Dead) by NCC Worship

This Is Amazing Grace by Phil Wickham

Glorious Day by Passion

He Lives by Church Of The City

God So Loved by We The Kingdom

Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) by Casting Crowns

What He's Done by Passion

Because He Lives by Matt Maher

Christ Be Magnified by Cody Carnes

All Hail King Jesus by Jeremy Riddle

It Is Finished by Passion

You Cannot Be Stopped by Phil Wickham and Chris Quilala

The Anthem by Planetshakers

More ideas for your setlist, plus tutorials for every instrument and transposable chord charts, tabs, and sheet music.

Check Out Worship Artistry for All Your Worship Music Needs

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Helping worship leaders and budding musicians alike to connect with God and guide people through praise is one of the biggest blessings of our work. 

We have far more than just Easter worship songs readily available on our site! With hundreds of lessons, tutorials, and sets of sheet music readily available for a broad range of instruments, Worship Artistry is your one-stop spot for all your worship needs.

Check out our website today to enhance your worship leading skills!

Kristina Kislyanka is the Marketing Manager, podcast co-host and sometimes vocalist at Worship Artistry. She is the Worship Pastor at her church in Washington state. She’s passionate about songwriting, producing music, and growing community within the Church. 

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