We were a little late to church today (I can't remember the last time we were late) but
when we sat down I noticed the opening song was Christ the Lord is Risen Today. Personally I love this song so I was pretty bummed that we missed singing it. Our Sacrament hymn was O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown and then we closed with He is Risen. The opening and closing songs seem to epitomize Easter worship in at least the wards I have been in most of my life.
Did you sing these songs too?
Looking in the Hymnal there really are only 4 "Easter" songs (We sang three and the other one is kind of obscure) then it jumps right into Christmas. Now I love Christmas too, but the Resurrection is the greatest moment in history. "He is not here: for he is risen" is probably the greatest phrase ever spoken. We should definitely have more songs to commemorate this event. I realize that our Sacrament Hymns talk about the Savior and his ultimate sacrifice but many of those are focused on his death and/or Atonement. I love Easter and thinking about the Resurrection and what a glorious event it was. I wish that we could celebrate the Easter season more like we do the Christmas season--by singing Easter-themed songs leading up to Easter Sunday.