1 Good Friday, Good Friday, thou beautiful day,
With peace the great battle is ended;
And heaven rejoices in holy array;
Through Jesus the world is befriended!
Though earth may be dark, yet will heaven be light,
And Jesus returns to His glory and might;
the conflict on earth He has finished.
2 Good Friday, Good Friday, thou glorious day,
The heavenly hosts have united
Thy glory to sing, and triumphantly say
By Jesus all wrongs have been righted!
He suffered a shameful and sorrowful death;
His pity compelling, He gave up His breath,
And died in the place of the sinner.
3 O sinners, now come to keep holy the day,
When Jesus for sinners was offered,
And now may we faithfully love and obey
Our Lord, who so patiently suffered!
He offered his life to repay what we owed,
And God, therefore, mercy again has bestowed;
Forever He now will be gracious.
4 Ne'er suffer a day, O my heart, to pass by
On which thou for Jesus not yearnest:
Thy promise renew that in prayer thou will try
More faithful to be and more earnest.
Dear Saviour, may Thou cleanse my soul every day,
And take Thou my heart; for this only I pray,
Let me at Thy cross ever tarry.