‘Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?’

I should have had this for Good Friday or Easter Sunday, but better late than never. This is another one my mother used to sing. Sometimes it would make me cry, when I was a little boy. This is Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?, sung by Johnny Cash… decades ago on TV.

Encore, ‘Up From the Grave He Arose’

How we used to belt this out in Sunday school! And I still love this hymn–Up from the Grave He Arose, one of the all-time glorious Easter hymns. Sung here (and no one does it better!) by Voices of Eden, from South India.

‘Christ the Lord Is Risen Today’ (the Old-Fashioned Sound!)

I’ve been saving this one all week, just for today–Christ the Lord is Risen Today, by Charles Wesley: performed in true 18th century style by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. Worth waiting for, I say!

‘Mary Magdalene on Easter Morning’ (2015)

I have tried, via the imagination, instructed by the Holy Scriptures, to capture the feel of that first Easter morning.


I decided to let the atheist comment remain. It shows why we need a Savior, and reminds us that we have one: Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

By Request, ‘Hallelujah’

Requested by Erlene, Kelley Mooney, Hallelujah–with backup by the Chorale Voce dell’ Alma. Adapted from a Leonard Cohen song.

Easter Hymn Request, ‘In Christ Alone’

Let’s get our Easter Sunday rolling here: requested by “SlimJim,” In Christ Alone–performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty with the choir and orchestra at Shadow Mountain Church, San Diego.

Hey! If you guys think I’m gonna sit here and post every hymn you ask for today… you’re absolutely right!

By Request, ‘Jesus Paid It All’

Requested by Erlene, Jesus Paid It All, by Kristian Stanfill–keep those Easter hymn requests coming, folks.

Love the photos–all this beauty, preserved by God even in a fallen world tainted by the sin of Adam. What will it be like when Jesus Christ returns and God renews and regenerates His whole creation?

Let’s Have those Easter Hymn Requests!

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Has this poor fallen world ever needed Easter more than now? Go to the tomb. He is not here. The wrappings of the corpse are still there, but no Jesus. He is risen.

The world changed that day, forever.

Let’s celebrate with Easter hymns. The more you ask for, the more I’ll post.

By Request, ‘Sing My Tongue the Glorious Battle’

Requested by “thewhiterabbit,” Sing My Tongue the Glorious Battle, with this amazing performance by the Concordia A Capella Choir at Grace Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon. Like a choir of angels.

The Raising of Lazarus

I love to post this clip, every Eastertime, from The Greatest Story Ever Told, of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. “I am the resurrection, and the life…” This is Jesus Christ the Lord: His works testify that He is indeed who He says He is.

The screenplay adds a nice little touch of irony. Here, the first of the disciples to understand what he has just seen, and to run to Jerusalem to tell everyone about it… is Thomas! Not in the Bible, of course.