Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday 2013

On this Good Friday let us pause to remember God's great sacrifice in sending His only Son to die for our sins.  Because of His obedience to the Father, His willingness to take on the limitations of humanity and the sins of the world, we are assured of absolute forgiveness and glorious life after death.  We will rise with Him from the grave and live eternally.
The following hymn not only describes what Christ suffered but expresses so well my gratitude and love for Him.

 O sacred Head, now wounded, 
 with grief and shame weighed down, 
 now scornfully surrounded 
 with thorns, Thine only crown: 
 how pale Thou art with anguish, 
 with sore abuse and scorn! 
 How does that visage languish 
 which once was bright as morn! 

 What Thou, my Lord, has suffered 
 was all for sinners' gain; 
 mine, mine was the transgression, 
 but Thine the deadly pain. 
 Lo, here I fall, my Savior! 
 'Tis I deserve Thy place; 
 look on me with Thy favor, 
 vouchsafe to me Thy grace. 

 What language shall I borrow 
 to thank Thee, dearest Friend, 
 for this Thy dying sorrow, 
 Thy pity without end? 
 O make me Thine forever; 
 and should I fainting be, 
 Lord, let me never, never
 outlive my love for Thee. 
Text: Anonymous; translated by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander
Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harmony by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750 


  1. Thank you for sharing the words of that song. They are so meaningful and a wonderful reminder of what our Lord did for us. Happy Easter to everyone at MGCC.


  2. Blessed Easter.
    thank you for having such a wonderful Blog♥♥