Holy Is the Lord – Good Friday and Easter Worship Song

New Worship Song for Good Friday and Easter

Are you looking for a worship song for Good Friday and Easter? I recently finished a new song, called “Holy Is the Lord”. It’s based on the Good Friday theme of Jesus’ death, and the Easter theme of His resurrection and ultimate reign.

Here are the lyrics:

Holy Is the Lord

Verse 1
See how God chose
A man of sorrow
Suffering, acquainted with grief
Despised by many
Wounded, rejected
Scorned, and nailed to a tree

Holy, holy
Holy, holy is the Lord

Verse 2
Sown in weakness
Raised in power
Love for all to see
Risen from the dead
Now He reigns

Holy, holy
Holy, holy is the Lord

Verse 3
At the Name of Jesus
Every knee
Will fall
And every tongue confess
Jesus is Lord
Over all

Holy, holy
Holy, holy is the Lord

Here’s the chord chart if you’d like to learn the song: Holy Is the Lord

I hope this worship song reminds you of what we celebrate for Good Friday and Easter: Jesus death and resurrection, and our hope of salvation.

The Scriptures Behind the Song

I love using Scripture to write songs. Here are the Scriptures that were the inspiration for this song:

“He was despised and rejected – a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.” Isaiah 53: 3

“So it will be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable . . . it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.” 1 Corinthians 15:42-43

“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11

“Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty — the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.'” Revelation 4:8


I hope this Good Friday and Easter season reminds you of the wonderful gift we have in Jesus Christ.

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  1. Michelle

    I totally love that song you wrote is there any way you can do ukulele chords to that song

    • Julie Swihart

      Thank you so much Michelle! My sister-in-law tried this song on her ukulele and used the same chords from the chord chart to play along. You can download the chord chart in the post if you’d like. I hope that helps!

  2. Davene Price

    thank you I have tried with songs i know wellbut I am so used to playing the melody that I find that I have difficulty singing with the chord especially if the top note of the chord is not the melody note HAve been doing a bit better but find it hard. Thank you for your help

    • Julie Swihart

      I understand. One thing you could try is to keep the melody on top of the chord by using the inversion that best suits that purpose. Have fun!

  3. Davene Price

    i have played piano for many year Started playing for church at age 13 (NOW 75). since worship music has invaded our churches i no longer play but trying to learn to chording. My problem how can you learn a new piece with chords when yo don’t know the song I have been working on progressions and chords

    • Julie Swihart

      Hi Davene, the best way to start would be to learn how the song should sound so you’re able to sing along (either out loud or in your head). Then when you’re playing the song from a chord chart, you’ll play the chords at the point where they line up with the lyric as you’re singing along. Once you have that down, you can start playing the chords in their inversions to help fill the song out. I hope that helps!

  4. Amy Ellis

    Beautiful!!! I love the chord progression in the chorus. Looking forward to your next song😊

    • Julie

      Thank you so much! I’m trying to use unexpected chords more – I’m so glad you liked it!

  5. Connie

    What an awesome song, Julie! We just listened to it together. Thank you for sharing this powerful reminder of what we celebrate at Easter.

    • Julie

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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