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Good Friday Playlist

Posted by Grace Richardson on Mar 30, 2018 3:13:08 PM

The cross at dawn

A collection of songs recent and old that contemplate the Passion, Christ's sacrifice at Calvary, and the hope we have through it. Click on each song title to listen.

1. "Gethsemane" - Keith & Kristen Getty

A haunting reflection on Jesus's agony in the garden at Gethsemane the night before His death. 


Jesus prays and sweats drops of blood

2. "Why" - Nichole Nordeman

A moving ballade about a little girl who follows Jesus through the streets of Jerusalem to his crucifixion.


3. "On my Cross" - FFH

A throwback to 2001 from the band FFH (Far From Home), this song contemplates how Jesus bore our sins, our thorns, and our cross.


4. "Last Words (Tenebrae)" - Andrew Peterson

The song is composed solely of the words Jesus spoke from the cross in a poignant, overlapping melody.


Jesus' empty tomb5. "Death, Be Not Proud" - Audrey Assad

This hopeful song focuses on the fact that Death itself will one day die.


6. "Good Friday" - Josh Garrels

Josh Garrels brings his distinctive voice and style to a contemplative journey through the thoughts of the Passion. 


7. "Night Has Passed / Morning Has Broken" - The Brilliance

A song of hope that remembers what comes after the cross, ending with the words "...in the gift of this day."


8. "Even When He Is Silent" - Kim André Arnesen

Though not specifically a Good Friday song, this a cappella chorale song reflects hope in the face of what seemed to be God's greatest silence. 


9. "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?" - ReThink Worship

A minor-key, reflective version of this old American spiritual.



10. "Hallelujah, What a Savior" - Sovereign Grace


The classic hymn covering our Savior's sorrows and telling the whole story, together with the return of our "coming King."


11. "Old Rugged Cross" - Chris Rice

 No Good Friday compilation is fully complete without this classic hymn. This simple cover by Chris Rice provides a slight twist to the normal renditions.


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