Good Friday 2020


Sentence of Scripture

On this mountain, he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers the nations;
he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces;
he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth.
(Isaiah 25:7-8)

Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God,
in your mercy, grant us the humility
to kneel in wonder at the cross;
to weep over our transgression,
and to rejoice at your forgiveness,
to the honour of your name.


Tears in the Dining Room

Luke 7:36-50 Text / Audio – click the player below.

You may like to keep some silence.


See words beneath video

Drop, drop slow tears,
and bathe those beauteous feet,
which brought from heaven
the news and Prince of Peace.

Cease not, wet eyes,
His mercies to entreat;
to cry for vengeance
sin doth never cease.

In your deep floods
drown all my faults and fears;
nor let his eye
see sin, but through my tears.

Words: Phineas Fletcher 1582-1650

Tears in the Courtroom

Luke 22:54-62 Text / Audio – click the player below

You may like to keep some silence.


I could not find a version with the tune we usually sing in church which included the relevant verses.
This new tune is very accessible. I hope you find it helpful.

Tears on the Roadside

Luke 23:26-31 Text / Audio – click the player below

You may like to keep some silence.


Closing Prayer

In the light of God’s mercy and grace,
let us pray for humility of heart
and fervent faith.

All Eternal God,
in the cross of Jesus
we see the cost of our sin
and the depth of your love:
in humble hope and fear
may we place at his feet
all that we have and all that we are,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Choose either congregation accompaniment to tune “Rockingham” or
(below) soloist singing to tune “O Waly Waly”


“[God] will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death” or mourning or crying or pain,
for the old order of things has passed away.
Revelation 21:4 (quoting Isaiah 25)

The Lord be with you.