Easter hymns

Hymns often sung at Easter

My Song Is Love Unknown

Posted in Easter hymns, Hymns, Key of D | 0 comments

   D       A      G
My song is love unknown,
   D        F#m     G
My Savior’s love to me;
     Em     F#m      Bm
Love to the loveless shown,
                E      A
That they might lovely be.
  C      Em      G      Bm
O who am I, that for my sake
   D                       A         D
My Lord should take, frail flesh and die?
Christ came from heaven's throne
Salvation to bestow;
But people scorned, and none
The longed-for Christ would know:
But O! my Friend, my Friend indeed,
Who at my need His life did spend.
Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the way
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death they thirst and cry.
They rise, and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they saved,
The Prince of life they slay,
Yet cheerful He to suffering goes,
That He His foes from thence might free.
Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend, in Whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.

Lyrics: Crossman
Tune: LOVE UNKNOWN (Ireland)
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Man of Sorrows

Posted in 4/4 Time, 5 Chords, Easter hymns, Hymns, Key of G | 0 comments

G              Em     B
Man of sorrows what a name
C       G      D
for the Son of God, who came
G              C
ruined sinners to reclaim:
     G D           C  G
Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
in my place condemned he stood,
sealed my pardon with his blood:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Guilty, helpless, lost were we;
blameless Lamb of God was he,
sacrificed to set us free:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!
He was lifted up to die;
"It is finished" was his cry;
now in heaven exalted high:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!
When he comes, our glorious King,
all his ransomed home to bring,
then anew this song we'll sing:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Lyrics: Bliss
Tune: HALLELUJAH! WHAT A SAVIOR (Bliss)
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Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Posted in 4 Chords, 4/4 Time, Easter hymns, Hymns, Key of C | 0 comments

C                  F       C    C   G  C
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! 
F                   Dm     G    C   G  C
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! 
G                   C              G   D  G
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! 
G        C            F       C    C   G  C
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!
Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia! 
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! 
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! 
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! 
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia! 
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia! 
Where's thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!
Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia! 
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia! 
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia! 
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia! 
Praise to thee by both be given, Alleluia! 
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia! 
Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia! 
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia! 
Thee to know, thy power to prove, Alleluia! 
Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!
Lyrics: Charles Wesley
Tune: Easter Hymn (Arnold)
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Nothing but the Blood

Posted in 4 Chords, 4/4 Time, Easter hymns, Hymns, Key of G | 11 comments


  G             Em
What can wash away my sin?
 G              C        D  G
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
 G                Em
What can make me whole again?
 G              C        D  G
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

     G      
     Oh, precious is the flow,
      D                       C
     That makes me white as snow;
     G        Em
     No other fount I know,
      G              C        D  G
     Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
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Rock of Ages

Posted in 3 Chords, 3/4 Time, Easter hymns, Funeral hymns, Hymns, Key of A | 9 comments


 A             D        A
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
        A      E       A
Let me hide myself in Thee;
        E             A
Let the water and the blood
         E                   A
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
      A        D      A
Be of sin the double cure;
           A         E       A
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.
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To God be the Glory

Posted in 3 Chords, 3/4 Time, Easter hymns, Hymns, Key of G, Wedding hymns | 11 comments

   G                       D              G 
To God be the glory, great things He hath done, 
   C            G             A           D 
So lov'd He the world that He gave us His Son, 
    G                   D             G 
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin, 
    C          G              D          G 
And opened the Life Gate that all may go in. 
chorus: 
G 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, 
G                      D 
Let the earth hear His voice; 
D 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, 
                 G 
Let the people rejoice; 
G 
Oh, come to the Father, 
        D         G 
Through Jesus the Son, 
    C            G 
And give Him the glory; 
      D              G 
Great things He hath done. 

Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, 
To ev'ry believer the promise of God; 
The vilest offender who truly believes, 
That moment from Jesus a pardon receieves. 
(chorus) 

Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done, 
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son; 
But purer, and higher, and greater will be 
Our wonder, our transport when Jesus we see. 
(chorus)
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