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Songs for Holy Week

A list of songs to shape Holy Week.

For all of these occasions during Holy Week, consider singing general Lent songs as well.

Palm or Passion Sunday

A Cheering, Chanting, Dizzy Crowd - Thomas A. Troeger
A Stable Light Is Lighted - Richard Wilbur
All Glory, Laud, and Honor - Theodulph of Orleans
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name - Edward Perronet, John Rippon
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus - William C. Dix

At the Name of Jesus - Caroline M. Noel
Day of Delight and Beauty Unbounded
Give Thanks to God for All His Goodness - Stanley Wiersma
Hail and Hosanna - James Hart Brumm

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna - Jennette Threlfall
I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art - anonymous, French
Jesus Set His Face - Gregg DeMey
Lift Up the Gates Eternal - Arlo Duba, Willard F. Jabusch

Mantos y palmas/Filled with Excitement - Rubén Ruiz Avila
My Song Is Love Unknown - Samuel Crossman
Prepare the Way - Jacques Berthier
Rebuke Me Not in Anger, LORD - Helen Otte

Rejoice, O Zion's Daughter - Herman G. Stuempfle
Ride On, Ride On in Majesty - Henry Hart Milman
There in God's Garden - Király Imre von Pécselyi

Maundy Thursday

An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare - Fred Pratt Green
As He Gathered at His Table - Paul A. Richardson

As in That Upper Room You Left Your Seat - Timothy Dudley-Smith
At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing - Latin hymn, 17th century
Awit sa Dapit-Hapon/When Twilight Comes - Filipino hymn
Behold the Lamb - Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend
Behold the Lamb of God - Mary Nelson Keithahn

Beneath the Cross of Jesus - Elizabeth C. Clephane
Eat This Bread - The Community of Taizé, John Bastastini
God Is Love - Sam Batt Owens
God Moves in a Mysterious Way - William Cowper

Great God, Your Love Has Called Us - Brian A. Wren
I Am the Bread of Life - Suzanne Toolan
I Love the Lord - Psalm 116

I Love the Lord; He Heard My Cry - Isaac Watts

I Love the Lord; He Heard My Cry (refrain) - Isaac Watts
Jesus, Remember Me - Luke 23:42
Meekness and Majesty - Graham Kendrick
O Blest Are They Who in Their Love - Michael Morgan
Remembering with Love and Hope - John Paarlberg

Shadows Lengthen into Night - Mary Louise Bringle
Stay with Me - based on Matthew 26
This Is the Night - Peter Abelard
Ubi caritas et amor/Live in Charity - Taizé Community

Good Friday

Ah, Holy Jesus, How Have You Offended - Johann Heermann
Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed - Isaac Watts
Behold the Lamb of God - Mary Nelson Keithahn
Beneath the Cross of Jesus - Elizabeth C. Clephane
Calvary - African American spiritual
Go to Dark Gethsemane - James Montgomery
Hear, O Lord, My Plea for Justice - Michael Morgan
I Stand Amazed - Charles H. Gabriel
In the Cross of Christ I Glory - John Bowring
Jesus, Remember Me - Luke 23:42
Jesus Set His Face - Gregg DeMey
Lord, Why Have You Forsaken Me - Christopher Webber
Man of Sorrows-What a Name - Philip P. Bliss

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded - Latin, medieval
Oh, to See the Dawn - Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
On a Barren Hilltop - Christopher L. Webber
Psalm 22:1-11, 22-29 - S. Mead's A General Selection
Rejected and Despised - Mary Louise Bringle
The Wonderful Cross - Chris Tomlin, J.D. Walt, Jesse Reeves
They Crucified My Lord - African American spiritual
Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights - James Gertmenian
To Mock Your Reign, O Dearest Lord - Fred Pratt Green
Were You There - African American spiritual
What Grace Is This - Laurie F. Gauger
What Wondrous Love - S. Mead's A General Selection
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross - Isaac Watts
You Are My Refuge, Faithful God - David Gambrell
You, Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd - Sylvia Dunstan


There are many song choices for Easter morning as well as the season of Easter.