April 9, 2020 in Worship
April 10, 2020
PRAYER OF THE DAY
THE LORD’S PRAYER
HOMILY The Reverend Scott A. Hall
THE TENEBRAE SERVICE
FIRST LECTION John 18:1-11
Musical reflection Go to Dark Gethsemane arr. W. Held
Go to dark Gethsemane, all who feel the tempter’s power, your Redeemer’s conflict see. Watch with him one bitter hour; turn not from his griefs away; learn from Jesus Christ to pray.
SECOND LECTION John 18:12-27
Musical reflection Ah, Holy Jesus arr. W. Held
Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee? Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee. ‘Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee; I crucified thee.
THIRD LECTION John 18:28-40
Musical reflection In the Hour of Trial arr. J. Linker
In the hour of trial, Jesus, plead for me, lest by base denial I depart from thee. Bring to my remembrance sad Gethsemane, or, in darker semblance, cross-crowned Calvary.
FOURTH LECTION John 19:1-7
Musical reflection Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed arr, J. Linker
Alas, and did my Savior bleed, and did my sov’reign die? Would he devote that sacred head for sinners such as I?
FIFTH LECTION John 19:8-16
Musical reflection O Sacred Head Now Wounded arr. D. Cherwien
O sacred head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down, now scornfully surrounded with thorns, thine only crown; O sacred head, what glory, what bliss till now was thine! Yet though despised and gory, I joy to call thee mine!
SIXTH LECTION John 19:17-30
Musical reflection Beneath the Cross of Jesus arr. R. Powell
Beneath the cross of Jesus I long to take my stand, the shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land. And from my contrite heart, with tears, two wonders I confess: the wonder of his glorious love and my unworthiness.
SEVENTH LECTION John 19:31-42
Spiritual Were You There
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
THE TOLLING OF 33 BELLS (one for each year of Christ’s life)
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
WE GLORY IN YOUR CROSS