Oh Happy Day! – It’s Easter 2011!!!

Hello World!

Today is the day that we celebrate the resurrection of the death of my Savior and hopefully yours – Jesus Christ! If you have not read about this story in the Bible, please go here!

Sometimes, I just don’t feel my words suffice to convey my joy so I have decided to post three songs that capture what I’m feeling today. Whoever created YouTube enabled me to unearth the treasure of truly masterful music that I’m able to enjoy anytime I feel like it!

The first song on my Easter 2011 playlist is “Oh Happy Day” by The Edwin Hawkins Singers….

The second song is “He’s So Wonderful” by Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers…(This is before Cooke left the group to pursue a career in pop music.)

And the third and final song on my Easter 2011 playlist is a jazz instrumental “The Old Rugged Cross” by George Lewis, a jazz clarinetist…(On a side note, can’t you just hear this song playing in the background of an old “Tom and Jerry” cartoon?)

If you don’t have a church home, that’s okay…just find somebody’s church to be in today…


Any thoughts?



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8 thoughts on “Oh Happy Day! – It’s Easter 2011!!!

  1. Thanks for the wonderful Easter message, Jackie. I’m at the airport, ready to fly to Albuquerque for a week long conference, but not before a beautiful sunrise Mass at our little church. Is it my imagination or have you noticed people seems excited this year about the ressurection. On Good Friday, I was quiet and thoughtful, grateful for salvation. I found myself anticipating this glorious Easter morning. I feel rejuvinated.

  2. The sun and the violets came out, and it was finally warm enough not to wear a winter coat this morning; in synch with the joy of Easter after a long, late Lent and a mostly cold, gray April in New England. Our church was overflowing, including many visitors, and the music was wonderful; hope the joy was catching, and some that will come back. Thanks for your post!