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Good Friday

30th March 2018

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Good Friday

Collect One

Almighty God,
we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family,
for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed,
and given up into the hands of wicked men,
and to suffer death upon the cross,
who now liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Collect Two

No Post Communion is provided for Good Friday.

Almighty Father,
Look with mercy on this your family
for which our Lord Jesus Christ
was content to be betrayed
and given up into the hands of sinners
and to suffer death upon the cross;
who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Lent Collect

No Post Communion is provided for Good Friday.

Almighty Father,
Look with mercy on this your family
for which our Lord Jesus Christ
was content to be betrayed
and given up into the hands of sinners
and to suffer death upon the cross;
who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Isaiah 52: 13 – 53: 12

The Psalm

Psalm 22

The Second Reading

Hebrews 10: 16–25

The Gospel Reading

John 18:1 – 19:42

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant
and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation.
Give us the mind to follow you
and to proclaim you as Lord and King,
to the glory of God the Father.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 52: 13– 53: 12
215* Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended
404 Broken for me, broken for you
219* From heav’n you came, helpless babe
268* Hail, thou once–despisèd Jesus
417 He gave his life in selfless love
273 Led like a lamb to the slaughter (omit v.2)
275 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
227* Man of sorrows! What a name
230* My Lord, what love is this?
231* My song is love unknown (omit vv.4–6)
235 O sacred head, sore wounded
107 One day when heaven was filled with his praises
239* See, Christ was wounded for our sake

Psalm Psalm 22
671 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
361* Now thank we all our God
233 O dearest Lord, thy sacred head
537* O God, our help in ages past
240* Sweet the moments, rich in blessing
247* When I survey the wondrous cross

2nd Reading Hebrews 10: 16–25
218* And can it be that I should gain
220* Glory be to Jesus
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
222* Here is love, vast as the ocean
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
619* Lord, teach us how to pray aright
638* O for a heart to praise my God
227* O my Saviour, lifted
166* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
341* Spirit divine, attend our prayers

Alternative Hebrews 4: 14–16; 5: 7–9
2nd Reading 218* And can it be that I should gain
65 At evening when the sun had set
319* Father, of heaven, whose love profound
226* It is a thing most wonderful
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
228* Meekness and majesty
291 Where high the heavenly temple stands

The Gospel John 18: 1– 19: 42
215* Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended
216 Alleluia, my Father
561* Beneath the cross of Jesus
220* Glory be to Jesus
221 Hark! the voice of love and mercy
417 He gave his life in selfless love
222* Here is love vast as the ocean
226* It is a thing most wonderful
132* [Lo! he comes with clouds descending]
275 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
227* Man of sorrows! What a name
229* My God, I love thee; not because
231* My song is love unknown
102* Name of all majesty
232 Nature with open volume stands
233 O dearest Lord, thy sacred head
234 O Love divine! What hast thou done?
237* O my Saviour, lifted
235 O sacred head, sore wounded
236* On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
239* See, Christ was wounded for our sake
241* Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
240* Sweet the moments, rich in blessing
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns
243 The royal banners forward go
244* There is a green hill far away
245 To mock your reign, O dearest Lord
248* We sing the praise of him who died
246* Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (omit v.6)
247* When I survey the wondrous cross

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