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Good Friday (April 2, 2021)

Service for the Worship of God

To learn more about today’s music, click here for notes from Musical Director and Organist Dr. Steven Seigart.

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Prelude

Herzlich tut mich verlangen, op. 122 (1896)
Johannes Brahms (1833‒1897)

Preparing to Hear God’s Word

Call to Worship
Dr. Robert R. Laha

Blessed be the name of the Lord our God,
who redeems us from sin and death.
For us and for our salvation,
Christ became obedient unto death,
even death on a cross.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Hymn 223
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
hamburg

1. 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.

2. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
save in the death of Christ my God;
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

3. 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?

4. 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.

Prayer of the Day
Rev. Ann Herlin

Merciful God, you gave your Son to suffer the shame of the cross. Save us from hardness of heart, that seeing him who died for us, we may repent, confess our sins, and receive your overflowing love, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God’s Word to Us

Requiem

Requiem (1985)
John Rutter (b. 1945)
Performed by the Meeting House Virtual Choir

Suzanne Karpov Seigart, soprano solo
Keith Wright, flute
Janice Kim, oboe
Emily Doveala, cello
Gréta Ásgeirsson, harp
Paul Keesling, glockenspiel
Steven Seigart, conductor and organ

I. Requiem æternam
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus
Deus in Sion,
et tibi redetur votum in Jerusalem;
exaudi orationem meam,
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Kyrie, eleison!
Christe, eleison!
Kyrie, eleison!

(Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and may light eternal shine upon them.
It is fitting that a hymn should be raised
unto you in Zion
and a vow paid to you in Jerusalem;
give ear to my prayer, O Lord,
unto you all flesh shall come at last.
Requiem mass introit

Lord, have mercy!
Christ, have mercy!
Lord, have mercy!)

II. Out of the deep
Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord.
Lord, hear my voice.
O let thine ears consider well: the voice of my complaint.
If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss? O Lord, who may abide it?
For there is mercy with thee, therefore shalt thou be feared.
I look for the Lord;
my soul doth wait for him;
in his word is my trust.
My soil fleeth unto the Lord
before the morning watch,
I say, before the morning watch.
O Israel trust in the Lord,
for with the Lord there is mercy,
and with him is plenteous redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his sins.
(Psalm 130)

III. Pie Jesu
Pie Jesu Domine,
dona eis requiem,
Pie Jesu Domine,
dona eis requiem,
Pie Jesu Domine,
dona eis requiem sempiternam
(Blessed Lord Jesus,
grant them rest,
Blessed Lord Jesus,
grant them rest,
Blessed Lord Jesus,
grant them eternal rest.
From Requiem mass Sequence)

Scripture Reading
Mary Hill
Selections from John 18‒19

Requiem

IV. Sanctus
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus,
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Hosanna in excelsis
(Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.)


V. The Lord is My Shepherd
The Lord is My Shepherd; therefore can I lack nothing.
He shall feed me in a green pasture, and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul, and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness, for his Name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me; thou hast anointed my head with oil,
and my cup shall be full.
But thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
(Psalm 23)

VI. Lux æterna
I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me:
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord,
for they rest from their labors;
even so saith the Spirit.
(from Book of Common Prayer Burial service)

Lux æterna luceat eis Domine;
Cum sanctis tuis in æternum, quia pius es.
Requiem æternam dona eis Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
(Let eternal light shine upon them, O Lord;
with your saints forever, for you art merciful.
Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and may light perpetual shine on them.
—From Requiem Mass Communion antiphon)

Solemn Reproaches of the Cross

Our Response to God

Hymn 205
Were You There (Verses 1, 2, and 5)
were you there

1. Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (Were you there?)
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (Were you there?)

2. Were you there when they nailed him to the tree? (Were you there?)
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree? (Were you there?)

5. Were you there when they laid him in the tomb? (Were you there?)
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb? (Were you there?)