Good Friday Service of Lessons and Psalms & Hymns


Everyone is invited to our Good Friday Service of Lessons and Psalms & Hymns.

When: March 25 at 10:30AM

Where: Our meeting place at TCBC, Sunset Drive and Pacific Avenue, Brookside Hills, Cainta, Rizal

cross_nails_thornsThis special worship service will be held in order for us to hear the events of our Lord’s suffering, death, and burial, and to respond with prayer and song.

Similar to our annual “Service of Lessons & Carols” at Christmas time, this Good Friday service will have seven lessons from Scripture and seven songs (psalms and hymns) corresponding to the lessons. Each lesson will contain a reading and a short exposition of the passage. Each psalm we sing prophesies the events recorded in the Gospels, and each hymn extols our Lord’s sacrificial love.

Come to sing and hear of how our Lord loved us and gave himself for us! “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

Click on the links to the tunes to sing-along.

The service will be as follows:

Call to Worship: Psalm 34:18; Hebrews 4:14-16

Prayer of Invocation

God’s Greeting: Galatians 1:3-5

Opening Hymn: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
Psalter Hymnal #350:1-4
Tune: “Hamburg”

First Lesson: Trial – John 18:28-40
Psalm of Response: Psalm 41:3, 4, 5 (Psalm 41:4-9)
Tune: “Morecambe”

Second Lesson: Torture – Matthew 27:24-34
Psalm of Response: Psalter Hymnal #129:1-3 (Psalm 69:1-13)
Tune: “Eventide”

Third Lesson: Crucifixion – John 19:17-24, 28
Psalm of Response: Psalter-Hymnal #34:7, 8, 9 (Psalm 22:9-18)
Tune: “Maryton”

Fourth Lesson: Reviling – Mark 15:25-32; Psalm 109:22-29
Meditation: “Save Yourself, and Come Down from the Cross!”
Hymn of Response: Psalter Hymnal #352 “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed”
Tune: “Avon”

Fifth Lesson: Rejection – Matthew 27:45-49
Psalm of Response: Psalter-Hymnal #34:1, 3, 4 (Psalm 22:1-8)
Tune: “Germany”

Sixth Lesson: Death – Luke 23:44-49
Psalm of Response: Psalm 34 (Psalm 34:15-20)
Tune: “Eventide”

Seventh Lesson: Burial – John 19:31-42
Psalm of Response: Psalm 16:1, 4, 5 (Psalm 16:1-11)
Tune: “Leominster”

Closing Prayer

Closing Hymn: “O Sacred Head Now Wounded”
Psalter Hymnal #355:1-4
Tune: “Passion Chorale”

God’s Blessing: Hebrews 13:20-21; 2 Corinthians 13:14