Are there any new songs about Easter? I should Google that. Maybe it’s because I’m old, but when I think of Easter songs, I begin singing, “In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it …” of “Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail …” both written in the 40’s and in 1950. Most of our Christmas music comes from that era as well. And last week, at the March for our Lives march, the capitol grounds were grooving out to 1960’s and early 1970’s music. It was the same at the Women’s March last year. It just makes me curious if there any songs from the 80’s into 2018 that people will still be singing sixty years from now.
I’m sure there are many young people who would argue this point, and like I say, it may just be my age showing… But this morning, my head is full of Bing Crosby.
That being said, the religious songs of the season have evolved. Five piece bands, loud, rocking sounds, hand clapping songs of praise. But for me, the old hymns are still the best. “Up from the grave he arose… with a mighty triumph o’er his foes …” or “He lives, He lives … ” Whatever music you listen to. Whatever your personal beliefs about this holiday, I wish you a blessed Easter! And I pray for peace in this truly messed up world we live in today.