Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle – Lutheran Service Book #454
Psalm 99:1-2; Isaiah 52:9-10; Galatians 4:4; John 19:30

Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle;
Sing the ending o the fray.
Now above the cross, the trophy.
Sounds the loud triumphant lay;
Tell how Christ, the world’s redeemer,
As a victim won the day.

The Father sent His Son to be a woman's son. He emptied His home so He could send a redeemer to your home. He did it so we could be His children — not step children, but real children, with full rights. So He could not only be God, but so he could be God, our heavenly Father. This Friday is Good because the Father has done His best work on this day.

Good Friday – Isaiah 52:13 to 53:12 – The suffering and glory of the servant Christ

The Antiphon: O Lord, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me. – Psalm 22:19

Almighty God, we beseech Thee, graciously to behold this Thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed and given up into the hands of wicked men and to suffer death upon the cross.[1]

[1] The Lutheran Hymnal, Collect for Good Friday © 1941 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis

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