4. Good Friday - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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4. Good Friday

Special Service

Audio service - Good Friday
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  • Order of Service

  • Opening words and Bible verses

  • Hymn

MY song is love unknown,
my Saviour’s love to me,
love to the loveless shown,
that they might lovely be.
O who am I,
that for my sake
my Lord should take
frail flesh, and die?

2 He came from His blest throne,
salvation to bestow:
but men made strange, and none
the longed-for Christ would know.
But O, my friend!
my friend indeed,
who at my need
His life did spend!

3 Sometimes they strew His way,
and His sweet praises sing;
resounding all the day
hosannas to their king.
Then ‘Crucify!’
is all their breath,
and for His death
they thirst and cry.

4 Why, what has my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run,
He gave the blind their sight:
Sweet injuries !
Yet they at these,
Themselves displease,
And ‘gainst Him rise.

5 They rise and needs will have
my dear Lord made away;
a murderer they save;
the Prince of life they slay.
Yet steadfast He
to suffering goes,
that He His foes
from thence might free.

6 In life, no house, no home
my Lord on earth might have;
in death, no friendly tomb
but what a stranger gave.
What may I say?
Heaven was His home:
but mine the tomb
wherein He lay.

7 Here might I stay and sing,
no story so divine;
never was love, dear King,
never was grief like Thine!
This is my friend,
in whose sweet praise
I all my days
could gladly spend.

  • Bible Reading and Prayer

  • Hymn

O TEACH me what it meaneth,
that cross uplifted high,
with One, the Man of sorrows,
condemned to bleed and die!
O teach me what it cost Thee
to make a sinner whole;
and teach me, Saviour, teach me
the value of a soul!

2 O teach me what it meaneth,
for I am full of sin,
and grace alone can reach me,
and love alone can win.
O teach me, for I need Thee,
I have no hope beside –
the chief of all the sinners
for whom the Saviour died!

3 O infinite Redeemer!
I bring no other plea;
because Thou dost invite me
I cast myself on Thee.
Because Thou dost accept me
I love and I adore;
because Thy love constraineth,
I’ll praise Thee evermore!

  • Sermon

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  • Hymn

MAN of sorrows! what a name
for the Son of God, who came
ruined sinners to reclaim!
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

2 Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
in my place condemned He stood;
sealed my pardon with His blood:
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

3 Guilty, vile, and helpless, we;
spotless Lamb of God was He:
full atonement! – can it be?
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

4 Lifted up was He to die,
‘It is finished!’ was His cry;
now in heaven exalted high:
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

5 When He comes, our glorious King,
all His ransomed home to bring,
then anew this song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

  • Grace

Songs printed under licence N° CCL7702

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