Top 5 Best Ever Christian Easter Songs for Kids

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Reflect on Jesus’s eternal love with these timeless Easter songs from across the ages

In need of an Easter song for a school assembly? Looking for something that your Sunday school group can sing at your Easter service? This handpicked mix of traditional and contemporary Christian Easter songs will encourage kids to reflect on the true meaning behind Easter.

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Isaac Watts

Originally published in 1707, this is a rousing piece of music with an entertaining backstory. Legend has it that a young Watts complained to his father about the hymn singing of his day, which essentially involved the congregation repeating paraphrased biblical texts intoned by a cantor. His father urged him to do better, and here it is: one of the best known Christian Easter songs of all time.

The humbling verse compares the magnitude of Christ’s sacrifice with the triviality of our worldy achievements and possessions, and urges us to give thanks by showing complete devotion.

Here Is Love Vast As The Ocean – William Rees

This traditional Welsh hymn (AKA Dyma Gariad Fel y Moroedd) combines graceful, flowing verses with a beautiful melody to remind us of Jesus’ boundless love. A powerful and deeply moving song, perfect for children’s collective worship at Easter.

In Christ Alone – Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

Released in 2001, this popular modern Christian song was named by a BBC Songs of Praise survey as the UK’s 9th best loved hymn of all time in 2009. Combining a stunning Irish melody with heartfelt lyrics about the life, death and resurrection of Christ, its reassurance that the power of Christ is present in us all will bring comfort to children and adults alike.

Easter Jubilation – Mark and Helen Johnson

From children’s music maestros Out of the Ark comes this fab, catchy celebration song in Jewish/Klezmer style – sung here by a cute kid, as unfortunately I can’t find a better quality version! The original song appears in three of their songbooks – Songs For EVERY Easter, Easter Hymns and Sunday’s Cool – Hosanna! – all available online as part of their range of Easter songs.

Oh Happy Day – Edwin Hawkins Singers

The popularity of this gospel arrangement of an 18th century hymn hasn’t diminished since it reached no.2 in the UK singles chart in 1969, and it’s easy to see why. Its buoyant lyrics and uplifting melody, together with its call-and-response format and clapped accompaniment, make this the perfect song for getting kids in the Easter spirit.