Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
413-737-5311

361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

Good Friday Service

 

Good Friday

The words to the hymns are printed below the Order of Worship if you want to sing along. 

Opening Words

 

Special Music

  • Piece: “Come with Me”
  • Composer/Arr:  “Patti Drennan
  • Musicians:  Gavin Mackie, tenor and Janet Dixon-Metcalf, flute

 

1st Reading

  • John 18:1-5

 

Musical Interlude:

  • Ah, Holy Jesus (v.1)

 

2nd Reading

  • John 18:19-24

 

Musical Interlude

  • Piece:  “Here I Am, Lord”
  • Composer/Arr:
  • Musician:  Janet Dixon-Metcalf, alto flute

 

3rd Reading

  • John 18:28-32

 

Musical Interlude

  • Piece: “Upon-a that Cross”
  • Composer/Arr:  Mark Hayes
  • Musicians:  Gavin Mackie and Janet Dixon-Metcalf

 

4th Reading

  • John 18:33-38

 

Musical Interlude

  • To Mock Your Reign (v.1)

 

5th Reading

  • John 19:1-7

 

Musical Interlude

  • Were You There
  • Verses 1 and 5

 

6th Reading

  • John 19: 17-19, 31-37

 

Musical Interlude

  • O Sacred Head Now Wounded

 

7th Reading

  • John 19:38-42

 

Musical Interlude and Sacred Dance

  • Pie Jesu

 

Words to Hymns:

Ah, Holy Jesus (UMH 289)

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended, 
that we to judge thee have in hate pretended? 
By foes derided, by thine own rejected, 
O most afflicted! 

 

To Mock Your Reign (UMH 285)

To mock your reign, O dearest Lord,

They made a crown of thorns;

Set you with taunts a long that road

From which no one returns.

They could not know, as we do now,

How glorious is that crown;

That thorns would flower upon your brow

Your sorrows heal our own.

 

Were You There (UMH 288)

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?

 

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

 

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (UMH 286)

O sacred Head, now wounded, 
with grief and shame weighed down, 
now scornfully surrounded 
with thorns, thine only crown: 
how pale thou art with anguish, 
with sore abuse and scorn! 
How does that visage languish 
which once was bright as morn!