Good Friday

Psalm text (Ps 30)

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

In you, O Lord, I take refuge.
Let me never be put to shame.
In your justice, set me free.
Into your hands I commend my spirit.
It is you who will redeem me, Lord.

In the face of all my foes
I am a reproach,
an object of scorn to my neighbours
and of fear to my friends.

Those who see me in the street
run far away from me.
I am like a dead man, forgotten in men's hearts,
like a thing thrown away.

But as for me, I trust in you, Lord.
I say, 'You are my God.'
My life is in your hands,
deliver me from the hands of those who hate me.

Let your face shine on your servant.
Save me in your love.
Be strong, let your heart take courage,
all who hope in the Lord.

Gospel Verse

Christ was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all names.

Psalm text (Ps 31:2+6, 12-13, 15-16, 17+25)

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me.
Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, O Lord, O faithful God.

For all my foes I am an object of reproach, a laughingstock to my neighbors, a dread to my friends;
they who seeme abroad flee from me.
I am forgotten like the unremembered dead;
I am like a dish that is broken.

But my trust is in you, O Lord.
I say, "You are my God.
In Your hands is my destiny; rescue me
from the clutches of my enemies and persecutors."

Let Your face shine upon Your servant;
save me in Your kindness.
Take courage and be stouthearted,
all you who hope in the Lord.

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Gospel Verse (Phil 2:8-9)

Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name.

The English translation of the Psalm Response(s) and Gospel verse(s) from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.