Good Friday is an auspicious day, observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day, Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus and His death at Calvary. Hymns are sung in His praise, to remind people of the sufferings He had to face to save humanity. In any form of prayer, a hymn is a way of expressing one’s love for the supreme power. It is, usually, a religious song written in form of praise or prayer, addressed to god. On Good Friday, hymns are sung in groups, as part of offering to remind people of all the sacred things that Christ did during his life, of all the things He said and all the pain he underwent during his crucifixion. Read on further to find some hymns for Good Friday.
Good Friday Hymn Lyrics
O Thou Who Camest from Above
- by Charles Wesley
O Thou who camest from above,
The pure celestial fire to impart;
Kindle a flame of sacred love,
Upon the mean altar of my heart.
There let it for thy glory burn,
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return,
in humble prayer and fervent praise.
Jesus, confirm my heart's desire
to work and speak and think for thee;
still let me guard the holy fire,
and still stir up thy gift in me.
Ready for all thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat,
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make my sacrifice complete.
Depth of Mercy
- Charles Wesley
I have long withstood His grace,
Long provoked Him to His face,
Would not hearken to His calls,
Grieved Him by a thousand falls.
I have spilt His precious blood,
Trampled on the Son of God,
Filled with pangs unspeakable,
I, who yet am not in hell!
And having sung these things, it makes
The mystery of grace all the more unfathomable!