Good Friday

Year B / Friday, April 2, 2021

Good Friday Readings: 

Isaiah 52:13–53:12 

Psalm 31:2, 6, 12–13, 15–16, 17, 25 

Hebrews 4:14–15; 5:7–9 

John 18:1–19:42 

Suggested Music

Don’t forget to consider our suggestions found under Palm Sunday.

My People, What Have I Done to You?

Jeremy J. Kiolbassa

G-9887 · SATB, cantor, assembly, keyboard

The Tree of Life

James Biery, Words by Stephen P. Starke

G-9687 · SAB, piano, opt. oboe

The Tree of Life, How Sweet the Fruit

Ephrem Feeley

G-10206 · SAB, assembly, piano

Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee

Arranged by Pamela Warrick Smith

G-4246 · SA, oboe

“Father, I stretch my hands to thee, no other help I know, if thou withdraw yourself from me, whither shall I go?”
The cries of Jesus from the cross ring differently this year. This season of isolation has gone on longer than any of us could have imagined. Many of us, like Jesus, have been carrying our own crosses, crying to God for help. God was there with Jesus in his trial on the cross. God answered Jesus’s cries and he rose again on the third day. We will also rise again from tombs of isolation and fear. Tombs of uncertainty and frustration. Tombs of sickness and doubt. We will rise. Bring your pain and petitions to God. If not to God, where can we go?
– Victoria Zibell

Jesus, Hanging on the Cross

Carol Browning, Words by Frances Teresa, OSC

G-7720 · SB, keyboard, opt. violin and cello

More suggestions for Good Friday…

Ave Verum Corpus  Bob Moore • SAB, piano G-9648

Defenseless Now He Hangs  Bob Moore, text by Herman G. Stuempfle • SATB, piano • G-10018

Don’t You Know, Mary?  Margaret Bonds, text by Langston Hughes, ed. Frederick Binkholder • SATB, keyboard • G-10354

Faithful Cross  Chris de Silva • SAB, cantor, assemblykeyboard, guitar G-9500

God’s Love for Us  Ephrem Feeley • SAB, cantor, assemblypiano G-9638

I’m Thankful for the Blood  Patrick Bradley  • SATB, cantor, assembly, keyboard • 001281

Into Your Hands: Psalm 31  Tony Alonso • SAB, descant, cantor, assembly, keyboard, guitar 006317

Joseph Take Him Off the Tree  Arr. Steven Schaubel • SATB a cappella 008809

Mourns the Tree  Lisa L. Stafford • SATB, keyboard 005841

My God, My God: Psalm 22 (21) / Dios Mío, Dios Mío: Salmo 22(21) Christian Cosas • Two-part mixed, cantor, assembly, keyboardguitar 006477

O Christ the Healer We Have Come / When I Behold the Wondrous Cross / O God of Love  Peter Kolar, text by Fred Pratt Green  • Unison, descant, piano, violin, flute • 008994

O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile (NETTLETON)  Joreen Kelly • Two-part mixed choir, keyboard, guitar, 2 C instruments 008984

O vos omnes  Jacquet Mantua, ed. Simon Carrington • SATB, reduction • G-9741

Only Love  Patrick Bradley • Three-part choir, solo, keyboardguitar, bass • 001243 

Quodlibet on Were You There & Amazing Grace (WERE YOU THERE and AMAZING GRACE)  Marcy Weckler Barr • SATB, cantor, opt. assembly, keyboard, C instrument  005858

Seven Hymns by African American Holiness-Pentecostal Bishops Robert Lawson, Garfield Haywood, Charles Jones, ed. James Abbington • SATB, reduction • G-10202

Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs  Clayton White • SATB, solo, piano • G-9709

The Crucifixion  Arr. Margaret Bonds, ed. Frederick Binkholder • SATB, keyboard G-10355

The Tree of Life (WEXFORD CAROL) Arr. James Biery • SAB, piano, oboe G-9687

Two Settings of Adoramus Te Christe  Robert Farrell • SATB a cappella 005917 

We Bow to Your Passion O Christ: Galician and Rusyn Chants for Passion Sunday and Good Friday  Arr. J. Michael Thompson • SATB a cappella 005916

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (ROCKINGHAM)  Arr. Robert Powell  • SATB, assembly, organ • G-9516

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (WAYFARING STRANGER)  Arr. Hal Hopson • SATB, piano G-9798

When Jesus Wept, the Falling Tear (WHEN JESUS WEPT)  William Billings, arr. Kyle Johnson • SATB, reduction 009047