Nick Alexander here...
Holy Week is fast approaching. Therefore, now is the time to reveal this community's Top Ten Holy Week Songs. After a lengthy process of entering song titles, listening, voting and tallying, these songs were the ones that affected us most, particularly for Holy Week, encompassing Palm Sunday (or Passion Sunday), Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday), Good Friday, and Holy Saturday... up to (but not including) the Easter Vigil.
- Calvary by Sean Clive
Jesus calls us to embrace our own cross as He hangs upon His.
- And Time Stood Still by Dan Dúet
With this Good Friday song, I wanted to tie in the killing of an innocent Man with the killing of the innocent, unborn today.
- Holy Thursday by Nick Alexander
Funny--but reverent--update on The Mamas and the Papas'"Monday Monday"in homage of the Triduum.
- Lamb of God by Trish Foti Genco
Beautiful cover of the classic Twila Paris song.
- Forsaken by John Flynn
Haunting rendering of Psalm 22, written for Palm (Passion) Sunday
- Psalm 42 (As the Deer Longs) by Lynn Geyer
A sweet and gentle reminder of all that God is to us and how we really don't need to worry.
- Eyes by Nancy Krebs
This song is about the Passion and Death of Jesus as seen through the eyes of the wife of a Roman soldier. It is very dear to my heart.
- Father (The Passion) by Bob Metivier
I wrote it for the Good Friday service several years ago, and got through it until just when it ended, and then it literally"took me out."
- Oh My People by Apostolica
The words are based on the classical"Good Friday Reproaches." Of all my songs, this one evokes the most emotion.
- Via Dolorosa by Mel Kennedy
Watching Heather Whitestone, the first and only deaf Miss America, perform a ballet to this song, gave me inspiration to record my own version.
Feel free to listen in to each of these songs, and make them your own. These iMixes are set up easily so that you can download them to your computer, and listen to them on your MP3 player... or you can burn them onto a CD and listen to them there. Or, you can purchase the albums directly from the vendors. It will bring a greater sense of devotion to this, most sacred and solemn of weeks.