Powerful Psalms For Easter


Take a step into Psalms for Easter! In this blog post, we will explore various psalms that are sung or read during the Easter season. Psalm 118 is one of the most popular Psalms for Easter. We will uncover additional Psalms that prophesy Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

Woman wearing overalls holding a sing that says He is Risen for Psalms for Easter

Psalm 2

Brings us to the cross, where “the heathen and the people conspired against the Lord’s anointed Son.” Psalm 2:1-2 However, God laughs at them, since it’s impossible for mere mortals to thwart God’s perfect plan of salvation through Jesus.

Then Psalm 2 proclaims a blessing to all who “Kiss the Son” and put their trust in Him.  

Jesus is carrying the cross and a roman guard with a whip is yelling at Jesus and this bible quote is written the heathen and the Psalm 22:1-2people conspired against the Lord’s anointed Son.

Easter Psalm 118

Psalm 118 shows the imagery of hatred surrounding the cross.

“They surrounded me like bees.”

“They quenched like a fire of thorns.”

The crown of thorns was a symbol of how the people burned with a fury against Jesus. It’s amazing that the actual word “thorns” is used because it was a crown of thorns that was pushed into Jesus’ head.

Verse 118:18 states the Lord chastened me (Jesus) and Isaiah 53:10 says, Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin.

 It pleased the Father because Jesus’ death would save us.  

Jesus died for us and Psalm 118:27 states:

“And He has given us light (salvation)

Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of salvation.”

"And He has given us light (salvation)Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of salvation." Psalm 118:27 a photo of the crown of thorns

And Jesus went through the agony of the cross because He loves us!

As Paul says in Hebrew 12:2″ looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Which brings us to the next psalm 16 where it alludes that Jesus is at the right hand at the Father.

Psalm 16

There is a important passage in:

“For you will not leave my soul in Sheol,

Nor will you allow your Holy One to see corruption.” Psalm 16:10

Jesus descended into hell for three days, and rose again—His body having never decayed. This is the ultimate good news: by accepting Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we can have eternal life!

A rock which has been rolled away with light coming through representing Jesus resurrection and the Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in Sheol,Nor will you allow your Holy One to see corruption

Psalm 22

Jesus quoted this psalm while nailed to the cross.

“My God. My God, why have your forsaken me?” Psalm 22:1

Close up of Jesus bruised face and the bible quote Psalm 22:1  My God My God why have you forsaken me? For Psalms for Easter

This poignant psalm describes many of the struggles Christ faced while he was here on the earth—including being betrayed by those he loved, feeling abandoned by God his Father, and experiencing intense pain before dying on the cross (verses 6-8). But Psalm 22 reminds us that Jesus endured everything for our salvation.

Psalm 34

Continues to remind us of the Jesus suffering on the cross yet none of His bones were broken fulfilling Psalm 34:19-32 NKJV.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He guards all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.
 Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
The Lord redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.

A photo of a lilly with bible psalm for Easter Psalm 3419-20Many are the afflictions of the righteous,But the Lord delivers him out of them all.He guards all his bones;Not one of them is broken.

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Psalm 24

This psalm for Easter is sung often during the Easter season because it is so uplifting. It talks of Jesus victory.

Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?

Or who may stand in His holy place?

He who has clean hands and a pure heart,

Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,

Nor sworn deceitfully. Lift up your heads, O you gates!

And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!

And the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory?

The Lord strong and mighty,

The Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O you gates!

Lift up, you everlasting doors!

And the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory?

The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Psalm 24:7-10

Image of a crown with a light on it. Psalm 24:10Who is this King of glory?The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory

Psalm 24 reminds us that Jesus’ defeat of death means we can have victory on Earth.

Good Easter Verses

Now that we found Jesus in the psalms, you might wonder what is a good Easter Bible verse to know? Following are my two favorite Easter verses:

John 11:25-26 is a great Easter Bible verse to remember. “Jesus said to Martha, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;” This verse speaks of how Jesus gave us eternal life through His death and resurrection. By believing in Him, we too will never die, but live for eternity.

A black and white photo with an open egg and written inside the egg is easter bible verse He is risen Matthew 28:6

He is not here; for He is risen, Matthew 28:6

Final Thoughts

The Psalms for Easter speaks of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection that offers us forgiveness from our sins and eternal life. These Psalms throughout the Easter season provide a glorious reminder to keep our eyes towards heaven and thank God for His grace.

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