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Good Friday: April 15, 2022

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Were You There?


Were you there when they *crucified my Lord
Were you there when they *crucified my Lord
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble
Were you there when they *crucified my Lord

   *nailed him to the tree
   *laid him in the tomb

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane


And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And Jesus said to his disciples,
"Sit here while I pray." And he took with him Peter and James and John, and
began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, "My soul
is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch." And going a little
farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour
might pass from him. And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for you.
Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will." And he came
and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you
not watch one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." And again he went away and
prayed, saying the same words.

And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and
they did not know what to answer him.

And he came the third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your
rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of
sinners. Rise let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."

Lead Me to Calvary/Abide with Me

King of my life I crown thee now
Thine shall the glory be
Lest I forget thy thorn-crowned brow
Lead me to Calvary

Lest I forget Gethsemane
Lest I forget thine agony
Lest I forget thy love for me
Lead me to Calvary

There in the night, Gethsemane
Before the cross, before the nails
Overwhelmed, alone you prayed
You met us in our suffering and bore our shame

   Abide with me, abide with me
   Don't let me fall, and don't let go
   Walk with me, and never leave
   Ever close, God abide with me

Jesus is Condemned


While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas,
one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, but
Jesus said to him, "Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?"

Now at the feast Pilate used to release for them one prisoner for whom they
asked. And the crowd came up and began to ask him to do as he usually did
for them, saying, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?" 

But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas

And Pilate again said to them, "Then what shall I do with the man you call the King
of the Jews?"

And they cried out again, "Crucify him."

And Pilate said to them, "Why? What evil has he done?"

But they shouted all the more, "Crucify him."

So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having
scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

Old Rugged Cross

On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suff'ring and shame
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

Oh, that old rugged cross so despised by the world
Has a wondrous attraction for me
For the dear Lamb of God, left his glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary

Jesus Climbs Calvary

And the soldiers led him away inside the palace, and they called together the whole
battalion. And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of
thorns, they put it on him.

And they began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they were striking his head
with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. And when they
had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him.

And they led him out to crucify him. And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene,
who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry
his cross.

His Mercy is More

What love could remember no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all knowing, he counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

   Praise the Lord, his mercy is more
   Stronger than darkness, new every morn
   Our sins they are many, his mercy is more

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What father, so tender, is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins, they are many, his mercy is more


What riches of kindness he lavished on us
His blood was the payment, his life was the cost
We stood 'neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, his mercy is more


Jesus is Crucified

And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). And
they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.

And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them,
to decide what each should take. And it was the third hour when they crucified him.

And the inscription of the charge against him read, "The King of the Jews." And with him
they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left.

Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. And when 
they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the 
criminals, one on his right and one on his left.

And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

Were You There?

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree
Ohh sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree

The Wonderful Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

See from his head, his hands, his feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

   O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
All who gather here by grace draw near and bless your name

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were a present far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all

It is Well

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought
My sin, not in part but the whole
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

   It is well with my soul
   It is well, it is well, with my soul

Jesus Dies

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land
until the ninth hour, while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple
was torn in two.

Then Jesus, called out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hand I commit
my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last.

Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, 
"Certainly this man was innocent!"

Here is Love

Here is love wide as the ocean
Loving kindness as a flood
When the Prince of Life, our ransom
Shed for us his precious blood

Who his love will not remember
Who can cease to sing his praise
He can never be forgotten
Throughout Heaven's eternal days

On the mount of cruxifixion
Fountains opened deep and wide
Through the floodgates of God's mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide

Grace and love like mighty rivers
Poured incessant from above
Heaven's peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love

Jesus is Buried

And when evening had come, since it was the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea,
a respected member of the Council, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body
of Jesus. Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. And when he learned
from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph.

And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud
and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock.

And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.

Were You There?


Were you there when they *crucified my Lord
Were you there when they *crucified my Lord
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble
Were you there when they *crucified my Lord

   *nailed him to the tree
   *laid him in the tomb