Many heartfelt words are written across the world on this day.
I do not intend to add many more…

Many people have gathered to reflect on the events of Good Friday – the day when those who just days before cried ‘Hosanna’ had turned to crying ‘Crucify’…

Instead, please take the time to watch the video I have linked to. It is Psalm 22 by The Psalms Project. I was in the audience at this performance, where this song entered my ears and my heart and never left…

May the Lord be with you as we close this long and emotional week. May we reflect on what we have shared, what we have learned and what we want to take with us as we prepare to celebrate our risen Lord.

Psalm 22

My God, my God, why have you left me here?
Where are you now, when I need you near
to rescue me, deliver me from fear?
Please, don’t forsake me.

LORD, answer me; do you not hear my sighing?
All day and night, my eyes are sore from crying?
I long for you, to keep my hope from dying.
I find no rest.

My God, my God, why have you left me here?
Where are you now, when I need you near
to rescue me, deliver me from fear?
Please don’t forsake me, my God.

See, O my God, that I am poor and weak.
I have no voice, I have no strength to speak.
They scoff and stare, have pierced my hands and feet.
My heart is melting

O LORD, my God, my enemies despise me.
They steal my clothes;
they mock and compromise me.
“Where is your God?” they taunt and terrorise me.
Don’t stay away.

My God, my God, why have you left me here?
Where are you now, when I need you near
to rescue me, to deliver me from fear?
Please don’t forsake me, my God.

Words: Lee Ann Vermeulen-Roberts 2010.
Music: Eelco Vos, based on the tune for Psalm 22 in the Genevan Psalter, 1542/1543.
© 2010, The Psalm Project
Note: The Psalm Project are from the Netherlands so the words alternate from English to Dutch. 

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