Here are the lyrics to the songs for the Good Friday service so that you can follow along at home.

O Sacred Head

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,
Assist me with 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: Paul Gerhardt
Music: Hans Leo Hassler

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

Forbid me Lord that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ, my God
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to His blood

See, from His head, His hands, His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did e’er such love and Sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all

Songwriters: Isaac Watts / Riegger

lyrics © Theodore Presser Company, Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Were You There?

Were you there when they Crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they Crucified my Lord?
O! ———————————
Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble!
Were you there when they Crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
O! ———————————
Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble!
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
O! ———————————
Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble!
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

Text and Music: Traditional Spiritual
CCLI# 1784570