The 33 Best Easter Poems Everyone Should Read

2022 Update

Easter – One of the most important days of the year in the Christian community.

There have been reports of people having celebrated Easter from as early as the 2nd century, and the religious festival has come a long way since. In the present day, Easter is not only an opportunity for Christians to reaffirm their faiths and devote themselves to their lord and savior but also a national public holiday in many countries across the world. And it’s the perfect time for you to celebrate your faith with your loved ones.

Today, we’ve composed for you a list of Easter poems you can use to make the upcoming Easter extra special. You can recite these poems to express your adoration for Christ in a social setting and impress your friends and family at the same time. These poems also make for great Easter messages to send to the ones you won’t be able to meet over the holidays.

If reciting poetry is something that doesn’t interest you, you can also read these poems for your own enlightenment – our list features the most inspirational and thought-provoking Eastern poems that are sure to leave you with a long-lasting impression.

Without further ado, here is the list of our best easter poems:

The Best Easter Poems

1.) Today’s The Day

Today Father,
is a brand new one
a time to be glad
for Your living Son.

A day to rejoice,
for all things new
a day to give . . .
my praise to You.

Today Father,
You have made
for me to remember
the price Jesus paid.

A day to reflect,
on His love and grace
a time before Him
my sin I need to face.

Today Father,
is the day Jesus rose
oh, how glad I am . . .
my heart He knows!

– Deborah Ann Belka

2.) His Love

God sent his Son to take the punishment
For all the thoughtless, sinful things we do.
Jesus gave his life because He loves us;
His love is boundless, sweet, forever true.

On Easter morn He showed He is our Savior.
His resurrection proves He is our Lord.
That is why we tell you, “Happy Easter!”
He secured out heavenly reward.

– Joanna Fuchs

3.) Easter Morning

A stone at dawn
cold water in the basin
these walls’ rough plaster
imageless
after the hammering
of so much insistence
on the need for naming
after the travesties
that passed as faces,
grace: the unction
of sheer nonexistence
upwelling in this
hyacinthine freshet
of the unnamed
the faceless

– Amy Clampitt

4.) I’ve Been Redeemed

I have been redeemed
not with silver or gold
but with a lively hope
taking on my heart a hold.

I had nothing to give,
only my faith in His grace
for Jesus took upon Himself
the penalty in my place.

I have been redeemed,
no longer am I culpable
all because Jesus saw . . .
me as being lovable.

It’s a one time payment,
Jesus made for me
for only by His blood
was I able to be set free.

I have been redeemed,
Jesus my sins bought
for the lamb of God . . .
willingly took my spot!

– Deborah Ann Belka

5.) The Resurrection

We hold so close to our hearts
The cross where Jesus died,
But so much more than the blood-stained cross
Is that Jesus came back to life

The stone’s been rolled away;
The tomb lay open and bare —
They looked for Him, and then the angel said
That He is no longer here

Oh what joy they must have felt
To see Him just once more,
To eat with Him, to drink with Him,
To receive Him back as Lord

So much did He accomplish
Through His death upon the cross
And in His rising from the dead,
He reconciled us back to God

Nothing else could bridge the gap
That sin had wrenched apart —
Now we can freely go to God
And receive Christ in our hearts.

– Unknown

6.) Unknown

Jesus rose on Easter day,
The stone by his tomb was rolled away.
He conquered death upon that day,
And He lives again to show us the way.

– Kelly Roper

7.) Easter Communion

Pure fasted faces draw unto this feast:
God comes all sweetness to your Lenten lips.
You striped in secret with breath-taking whips,
Those crooked rough-scored chequers may be pieced
To crosses meant for Jesu’s; you whom the East
With draught of thin and pursuant cold so nips
Breathe Easter now; you serged fellowships,
You vigil-keepers with low flames decreased…

– Gerard Manley Hopkins

8.) The Easter Flower

Far from this foreign Easter damp and chilly
My soul steals to a pear-shaped plot of ground,
Where gleamed the lilac-tinted Easter lily
Soft-scented in the air for yards around;
Alone, without a hint of guardian leaf!
Just like a fragile bell of silver rime,
It burst the tomb for freedom sweet and brief
In the young pregnant year at Eastertime;
And many thought it was a sacred sign,
And some called it the resurrection flower;
And I, a pagan, worshiped at its shrine,
Yielding my heart unto its perfumed power.

– Claude McKay

9.) Power in the Resurrection

There is power,
in the resurrection
to the world ways
a disconnection.

There is victory,
arising from the dead
a message of hope
not of fear or dread.

There is salvation,
full of love and grace
not of defeat
when Jesus we embrace.

There is eternal rest,
everlasting life
one filled with peace
not of worldly strife.

There is forgiveness,
rising from the grave
there is a restoration
as Jesus’ life He gave!

– Deborah Ann Belka

10.) Easter Day

THE silver trumpets rang across the Dome:
The people knelt upon the ground with awe:
And borne upon the necks of men I saw,
Like some great God, the Holy Lord of Rome.
Priest-like, he wore a robe more white than foam,
And, king-like, swathed himself in royal red,
Three crowns of gold rose high upon his head:
In splendour and in light the Pope passed home.
My heart stole back across wide wastes of years
To One who wandered by a lonely sea,
And sought in vain for any place of rest:
‘Foxes have holes, and every bird its nest,
I, only I, must wander wearily,
And bruise my feet, and drink wine salt with tears.

– Oscar Wilde

11.) Easter

MOST glorious Lord of Lyfe! that, on this day,
Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin;
And, having harrowd hell, didst bring away
Captivity thence captive, us to win:
This joyous day, deare Lord, with joy begin;
And grant that we, for whom thou diddest dye,
Being with Thy deare blood clene washt from sin,
May live for ever in felicity!

– Edmund Spenser

12.) Easter Week

See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices;
Fields and gardens hail the spring;
Shaughs and woodlands ring with voices,
While the wild birds build and sing.
You, to whom your Maker granted
Powers to those sweet birds unknown,
Use the craft by God implanted;
Use the reason not your own.
Here, while heaven and earth rejoices,
Each his Easter tribute bring-
Work of fingers, chant of voices,
Like the birds who build and sing.

– Charles Kingsley

13.) My Redeemer is Alive

My Redeemer lives,
He is alive and well
for in my heart . . .
His Spirit now dwells.

He loves me with,
such a deep affection
His death the epitome
of mercy’s perfection.

My Redeemer lives,
my faith in Him I place
He gave His life for mine
saved me with His grace.

His joy is everlasting,
it is mine now to claim
for He forgives my sin
when I call on His name.

My Redeemer lives,
He is alive in me today . . .
to His Father in Heaven
He is the true pathway!

– Deborah Ann Belka

14.) Easter Bunny

With a hip and a hop,
kids don’t want
the Easter fun to ever stop!
Finding the brightly colored
Easter eggs carefully hidden and lain
and eating all of the Easter goodies
that Grandma has made!
Did you happen to see
the big bunny with the pink and white ears?
That means that Easter is finally here!

– Unknown

15.) Unknown

Easter is a time of love,
A time of death and pain undone,
So we may know the power of The love that lives in each one.
Each love we feel, unstained and free,
Redeems us — as with you and me.

– Nicholas Gordon

16.) Unknown

Easter bunny soft and white
Hopping quickly out of sight,
Thank you for the eggs you bring
At Easter time to welcome spring.
Yellow eggs and blue and red
In the grass and flower bed
We will hunt them everywhere
Is it really you who put them there?

– Unknown

17.) Without Easter

Without Easter,
there would be no hope of heaven.
Without the hope of heaven,
there would be no repentance,
no personal transformation,
no attempt to follow biblical principles.
Without Easter,
the world would be in chaos
and darkness.
Jesus’ death and resurrection
mean we can be reborn,
live better, do better,
to shine light into the shadows.
Hallelujah!
Happy, Happy Easter.

– Joanna Fuchs

18.) Resurrection

Ridiculed and mocked, nailed to a cross.
Each of his followers mourning his loss.
Set down from on high, placed in a cave.
Unmovable stone in front of his grave.
Roman soldiers guarded the solemn room,
Rejecting attempts to enter the tomb.
Entrance sealed so no one could steal
Christ’s body, which had a great appeal.
Then on the third day, Mary could not believe
Inside the cave – no body to grieve.
On Sunday he was seen it was said.
Now God had raised His son from the dead.

– Eric R. Harvey

19.) Thank God It’s Good Friday

I thank God,
it’s Good Friday
I’m so grateful
for this one day.

For my Savior,
endured for me
the pain, the shame
to set me free.

I thank God,
for Jesus dying breath
for it saved me
from eternal death.

For my sins,
on the cross He bore
so I could have life
with Him forever more.

I thank God,
it’s Good Friday
for Jesus is to Him . . .
the only pathway!

– Deborah Ann Belka

20.) Freedom in the Cross

There’s something that occurred
on that evening at Calvary
that created such a lavish stir
in all of history.

Upon that old rugged cross
our Savior bared it all
and offered himself a sacrifice
to overspread humanity’s fall.

The sacred blood that was spilled
wiped clean the sinner’s slate.
Christ paid the price for everyone
and carried our weight.

A willing heart endured the pain,
and purpose paved His way.
He opened the eyes of every man
To whom He came to save.

Though the tragedy of that day
will be mourned by those around,
our joy is found three days later
when He arose from the very ground.

And through that selfless act of love,
we were given new life in Him,
set loose from our bondages
to experience true freedom within.

– Olivia Lakis

21.) Unknown

Colorful eggs, both big and small
The Easter bunny has hidden them all.
Take a basket and look around
You’ll find eggs up in trees and on the ground.
You’ll find eggs over here and under there.
The Easter bunny is so clever, he’s hidden eggs everywhere!

– Unknown

22.) Easter Love

On Easter we celebrate love,
love coming down from heaven,
love blanketing the earth
in a transforming embrace;
unique and infinite love,
giving more than we can imagine
for us, to cleanse our sin,
a perfect sacrifice, Lamb of God,
the walking, talking Word.
He is teacher, role model, friend,
this God in human form,
dying, then rising from the dead,
proving all who believe
will also rise
to have eternal life, with Him,
Lord of all.
Oh, Happy, Happy Easter!

– Joanna Fuchs

23.) Hallelujah! Christ Arose!

Furry bunnies and Easter eggs
Are for children to have fun,
But will they hear the story
Of God’s holy resurrected Son?

Baskets and chocolate bunnies
May also enter the Easter scenes,
But let’s make sure the children
Know what Easter really means.

Christ Jesus died for our sins,
But that’s not the end of the story.
He arose from the dead and the grave
Before He soon went back to Glory.

The Easter season is a good time
To let Jesus’ light shine through.
Tell others that He died for us,
And that He was resurrected too.

Yes, the Savior died for everyone.
This is what I have already said,
But praise God! And hallelujah!
He also rose up from the dead!

May God bless us all at Easter.
It is a happy time of the year,
When we celebrate the Resurrection
Of our precious Savior so dear.

– Unknown

24.) Easter Song

I Got me flowers to straw Thy way,
I got me boughs off many a tree;
But Thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st Thy sweets along with Thee.

The sunne arising in the East,
Though he give light, and th’ East perfume,
If they should offer to contest
With Thy arising, they presume.
Can there be any day but this,
Though many sunnes to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we misse:
There is but one, and that one ever.

– George Herbert

25.) The Power In The Resurrection

Let every heart be filled with joy,
A joy of thankfulness to our Savior and King!
He is victorious over sin and death.
He conquered death to give us a new life.

A life blossoms through His unending love.
It is for a cause and without condition
The love that brings healing and reconciliation,
A pure love that creates in us real peace.

Peace that springs from his sacred heart,
A heart that bleeds for our affliction.
It is full of mercy and compassion,
A heart wounded for our sins and vainglory.

Rejoice! Jesus is truly risen from the dead
For us to live once again,
To live without blemish of pride,
And live a life unselfishly for others in need.

– Estela Canama

26.) Who Can Love Like That?

A celebration of love
Is what Easter is all about.
God expressed His love to man
In a way we can never doubt.

For God so love the world
That He gave His Son to die
To satisfy the penalty for sin
For people like you and I.

Who can love like that,
Who will pay such a high cost
To save mankind from sin
So that none need be lost?

Oh, the depth of the father’s love,
Who gave his son to pay man’s debt.
It surpasses all understanding
And is not something you can forget.

Because God so love the world
Jesus became a living sacrifice
So we could see what love looks like
And so we could have eternal life.

– Lenora McWhorter

27.) Happy Easter Limerick

Easter weekend’s a time when we feast
On a turkey that’s freshly deceased
Or a slow-roasted duck
That has run out of pluck
Or a lamb that’s been recently fleeced

Many places are holding parades
With traffic cut off by blockades
As folks line the streets
And as cops walk the beats
Of their city and town promenades

Many candies and eggs will be hid
So that many a cute little kid
Can damage their teeth
And their gums underneath
In a sugary takeover bid

As for me, I’ll watch sports on TV
While indulging in crackers with Brie
Washing down with some suds
Such as Molsons or Buds
Then I’ll empty myself when I pee

So I hope you all have a good Easter
As you sit in your den on your keester
Or chill out with your chums
Or be flapping your gums
On the phone with your brother or sister

– Neil

28.) Easter Comes But Once A Year

Easter comes but once a year
But when it does, we all know its here
Children filling themselves with chocolate
Dad’s down the pub for a pint of beer!

We go to the church for the wine and bread
Dad’s half asleep, and jerking his head
Baby sister is here too, munching away
On the free Easter egg that the Priest gave us today.

But remember we must, that the Lord died for us
And ascended into heaven to give us fresh lives
For each and every one of us.

– Johann Sebastian Bach

29.) This Life on Earth

Easter means that this life on earth
is not all there is.
Jesus went “to prepare a place for us”
in His Father’s heavenly mansions
for all eternity.
Jesus died for our sins,
paying our penalty,
so that we could be forgiven.
He was resurrected, to prove
that death has no hold
on those who repent
and accept Him as Savior.
This life on earth is a prelude
to eternal joy with our Lord.
Easter is a celebration
of our eternal destiny.

– Joanna Fuchs

30.) Easter Wings

Lord, Who createdst man in wealth and store,
Though foolishly he lost the same,
Decaying more and more,
Till he became
Most poore:

With Thee
O let me rise,
As larks, harmoniously,
And sing this day Thy victories:

Then shall the fall further the flight in me.

My tender age in sorrow did beginne;
And still with sicknesses and shame
Thou didst so punish sinne,
That I became
Most thinne.

With Thee
Let me combine,

And feel this day Thy victorie;
For, if I imp my wing on Thine,
Affliction shall advance the flight in me.

– George Herbert

31.) Easter Bunny Hugs and Kisses

That cute little bunny has hopped all day,
delivering baskets for the holiday.
His paws are so tired and his nose how it itches,
He left you something special to fulfill all your wishes-
Lots of cute little Easter bunny hugs and kisses.

– Unknown

32.) If Not For Easter

If not for Easter,
the chaos of this world
would be all there is
and all there ever would be.
If not for Easter,
the unfairness of life
would drive us to despair.
But God sent His Son
to give eternal life
filled with peace, happiness
and unimaginable blessings
to those who choose Him.
All we have to do is choose Him.
Happy, Happy Easter!

– Joanna Fuchs

33.) Meaning

When Jesus came on the scene
He came in a way that was humble
Here on earth
He never mumbled nor grumbled

Man shed innocent blood
When Jesus died on the cross
They thought they were above God
In the end they found out who was boss

Easter is a day set aside
For Christ’s death, burial and resurrection
If in your life you’re not living right
This is the time to make corrections

Easter shouldn’t be celebrated
With nice clothes and beautiful hats
God’s death, burial and resurrection
Has nothing to do with that

Jesus bore the cross
Heading for Calvary
Through God’s love
Allowed us to be free

He was put in His tomb
And on the 3rd day He got out
So I could capture salvation
And for this reason I can jump and shout

Now when I think of Easter
I don’t think of material things
I use it as a reminder
Of the joy it brings

– Micahel A Burke Sr.

Summary

So there you have it. Our collection of the best Easter poems you can use to make your Easter experience fun and spiritual. Now that you have a catalog of masterfully written poems up your sleeve, you’ll be able to ace any Easter poetry recitation contest that comes your way. It doesn’t have to be a contest, though! Having a casual poetry recital with your friends and family can be an interesting experience too!

What are your thoughts? We hope that you found these poems to be just as beautiful as we did. If you liked a particular poem, feel free to share them with anyone who would like to see them as well!