Easter is the most important festival of the Christian Church that commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Easter story is fundamental to, and at the heart of Christianity, and is celebrated with great joyfulness. Christian Churches are filled with flowers and special Easter hymns and songs are sung by the congregation.
Lyrics of Easter Hymns: The words and lyrics of Easter hymns and songs recount the story of the events surrounding Easter. On Good Friday, Jesus was crucified and the words of some Easter Hymns reflect his pain and passion His body was taken down from the cross, and laid in a tomb cut in rock that was sealed with a massive stone. On the following Sunday, it was discovered that the stone had been moved, and that the tomb was empty. Jesus was seen the same day, and for days afterwards by his disciples, Mary and many other people. His followers realised that God had raised Jesus from the dead.
Easter Hymns: As a matter of interest Christian tradition of Easter eggs started with the early Christians of Mesopotamia who painted eggs with a red dye "in memory of the blood of Christ, shed at His crucifixion". The Christian Church eventually adopted the custom, and the eggs were regarded as a symbol of the emergence from the tomb and the resurrection of Jesus. Our favorite Easter hymns and songs of praise include 'Welcome, Happy Morning', 'Easter Bells' and 'Christ the Lord is Risen Today' - what are your top three favorite Easter hymns and songs?