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7 Top Versions of ‘Jesus Christ Is Risen Today’: Have a Favorite?

Do you have a favorite version this Easter?

Youtube screen shot of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Youtube screen shot of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Easter Sunday is for baskets full of chocolate and colored eggs, for ham and lamb and no elbows on the table but for family all around it.

For more than 2 billion people around the world, though, it’s also a celebration, the day that Christians believe Christ rose from the dead.

Here, then, we've put together seven distinct versions of the Christian hymn, “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today.” Do you have a favorite? Tell us in comments below.

  1. King's College Choir
  2. Duke Chapel, Easter 2012
  3. BKBC: Viola Solo
  4. The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
  5. Contemporary
  6. Chris Fleischer, Piano
  7. Mormon Tabernacle Choir




Mark Gunderman April 19, 2014 at 06:56 PM
The Season of Easter is the high point of the Christian Church year. It is a time of praise, as Christians glorify the risen Christ. The scripture readings proclaim the power of the resurrection that gives strength in suffering, unity in diversity, consolation in sorrow, perseverance in adversity and faith in times of doubt. Through his death, burial and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus gifting for all who believe in Him eternal life in Christ Jesus. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 3:16-17).
n.i. silver April 20, 2014 at 07:29 AM
If Jesus has, in fact, risen, then He's not kosher for Passover.
Leslie Ackerman April 20, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Absoutely!... Mahler's Resurrection Symphony (No 2): a deep. spiritual journeythat ends in true heaven... and composed by a Jew (this is my take as one, sorry)
jMichael April 20, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Good one, Leslie. No one should let this day pass without resolving to know this symphony. It is my understanding that "The Resurrection" compassed by Mahler is not that of Jesus of Nazareth, but rather of us... A vision of our resurrection to an afterlife. It is the affirmation of a resilient and sacred Humanity. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong about this. Regards, jMichael

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