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GOOD FRIDAY HYMN - Mid laughter and derision - This hymn pictures the scene around the death of Jesus and then challenges us.


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Mid laughter and derision,
with mocking, mournful cry,
see evil's quiet corruption,
as people wander by.
All dignity is fading,
and life will ebb away,
the Christ is hung on Friday,
the powers have had their say.

The women still stand watching,
the men in fear have gone,
the sky is cut with darkness,
the sun will not shine on.
In childlike resignation
the Christ gives up his last,
indignity is finished,
his suffering is past.

A soldier still stands silent,
then falling to his knees, ...




Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

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