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(Church of England) from St. Sepulchre's Holborn conducted by the Rev. G. H. Salter
Order of Service
Hymn, There is a green hill far away
(E.H. 106 ; A. and M. 332)
Prayer, The Good Friday Collect
Scripture Reading, The Two Trials ;
St. Matthew xxvii, 11-31
Anthem, (Music by King John IV of Portugal, circa 1590)
Faithful Cross above all other. One and on noble tree !
None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit the peer may be.
Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, Sweetest weight is hung on thee.
(Venantius Fortunatus, circa 600)
Scripture Reading, The Crucifixion,
St. Matthew xxvii, 32-44
Hymn, Jesu, meek and lowly (E.H.
416; A. and M. 188)
Scripture Reading, The Death, St.
Matthew xxvii, 45-56
Tenor solo, Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow (Handel's Messiah)
Scripture Reading, The Burial ; St.
Matthew xxvii, 57-66
0 Lamb of God (from the Litany)
Anthem, Praise to th;e, Lord Jesus
Praise to thee. Lord Jesus Who in bitter pain
On the crcis didst suffer,
And for our sakes wast stain.
Thou reignst with God the Father in Eternity.
Lead us erring sinners unto Heav'n and thee.
Kyrie Eleison
(from St. Matthew Passion by Heinrich Schutz , 1535-1672)
(English text by H. M. Adams , reprinted by permission of the Oxford University
Address by the Rev. W. THOMPSON
ELLIOTT, Canon of Westminster
Hymn, When I survey the wondrous cross (E.H. 107 ; A. and M. 108)
The Blessing
The Choir of the School of English
Church Music
Organist, Sir Sydney Nicholson


Unknown: Rev. G. H. Salter
Music By: King John
Unknown: Heinrich Schutz
Unknown: H. M. Adams
Unknown: Rev. W. Thompson
Organist: Sir Sydney Nicholson

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