29C - Good Friday — 31C - Easter Day
Be gracious, O LORD, for I am in distress;
my eye is wasting with anger,
together with my inner being and my stomach.
For my life is consumed by grief
and my years in groaning;
My strength fails because of my distress
and my bones become weak.
Because of my oppressors I am a disgrace;
to my neighbours, I’m a disaster,
to my acquaintances, a cause for trembling.
seeing me in the street they flee from me.
I am forgotten like one who is dead,
and have become like a broken pot.
For I have heard the whispering of the crowd – terror all around –
in scheming together against me they plot to take my life.
But I trust in you, O LORD;
I say, ‘You are my God.’
My days are in your hands;
snatch me from the hand of my enemies and pursuers.
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love.
A CREATIVE MOMENT
Click here for some ideas for worship in Lent and Easter gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print), published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.
|HYMN SUGGESTIONS – HOLY SATURDAY
|Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16
|Great God, we sing that mighty hand
|Have faith in God, my heart
|Put all your trust in God
|Sing of the Lord’s goodness
|We praise, we worship you, O God
|1 Peter 4:1-8
|All hail the power of Jesus’ name
|Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one
|O Lord of every shining constellation
|O dearest Lord, thy sacred head
|Soldiers of Christ, arise
|Where there is charity and love
|My song is love unknown
|Myrrh-bearing Mary from Magdala came
|Now the green blade rises from the buried grain
|Pull back the veil on the dawn of creation
|Were you there when they crucified my Lord
|Man more than man
|Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast