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Music for Good Friday

Good Friday - Three Crosses

One of my responsibilities at church is to help plan music for “special” services (Good Friday/Easter and Christmas Eve/Christmas). The congregation at LHBC isn’t huge, but we’re blessed with a number of trained musicians who offer their talents for these services.

Of all these services, I find Good Friday the most difficult to plan. It’s the most somber day in the church calendar, and we desire to properly reflect the sorrow of the crucifixion. Yet we still want to acknowledge that Christ’s death is not the end of the story. Sustaining that tension both lyrically and musically with familiar congregational songs is challenging. Lord willing, we improve a little every year!

Here are some of the songs we’ve used for Good Friday services, followed by some helpful planning resources:

Traditional

Contemporary

Helpful Resources

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2 comments

1 bruce { 04.14.11 at 8:20 am }

Hi Ruth, thanks for the shoutout! great blog!

2 rushyama { 04.14.11 at 4:55 pm }

Thanks Bruce, and thanks for the great work over at Cardiphonia! Definitely appreciate it!

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