Saturday Hustle - April 7

Saturday, April 07, 2012

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With the Easter period upon us, Saturday Hustle commemorates the death and resurrection of Christ, with today's top Easter songs and hymns.




Were You There


Selah


"Were you there when they crucified my Lord/Were you there when they crucified my Lord/Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble/Were you there when they crucified my Lord..."


The original writer and recording of the track Were You There is still unknown. However, this incredibly powerful acapella song from Selah offers a beautiful inspirational sound.




The Old Rugged Cross


George Bennard


"On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross/The emblem of suff'ring and shame/And I love that old cross where the dearest and best/For a world of lost sinners was slain..."


The classic hymn The Old Rugged Cross was originally written in 1912 by evangelist and song-leader George Bennard. Since then, the track has been released by artistes from every corner of the music world.




They Could Not


Sandi Patty


"So finally upon a rugged cross/They killed the man who would not suffer loss/And when at last they took what willingly He gave/He died, but could they keep Him in the grave..."


Featuring Sandi Patty at her inspirational gospel best, this track has been blessing listeners for over two decades.




In Christ Alone


Natalie Grant


"There in the ground His body lay/Light of the world by darkness slain/Then bursting forth in glorious Day/Up from the grave he rose again/And as He stands in victory/Sin's curse has lost its grip on me..."


Originally written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty in 2002, this song was released by songstress Natalie Grant on the gospel compilation WOW Worship (Aqua) in 2006, and also on her 2008 album, Relentless.




Celebrate (He Lives)


Fred Hammond


"They took my saviour down from off that rugged cross/They laid him in a tomb it seemed that all hope was truly lost/But the third day came along and brought the rhythm of life/The stone was rolled away an angel proudly proclaimed..."


Also found on Hammond's 2004 Something Bout Love, the track is such a good one that it had to be included on his 2007 album The Essential Fred Hammond. With an old-school soulful sound, Hammond hits every note just perfectly.




Nothing But The Blood


Robert Lowry


"What can wash away my sin?/Nothing but the blood of Jesus/What can make me whole again?/Nothing but the blood of Jesus..."


Nothing but the Blood depicts the significance of the blood that Jesus shed for humanity. The track was composed by American Baptist minister and hymnist Robert Lowry in the early 19th century and remains one of the most popular hymns about the death and resurrection of Christ.


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