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Easter Hymn Festival

Reading: Philippians 2:5—11

Hymn: "O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High" (PH 364, RIL 342, 343, TH 121)

CHRIST'S TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM

Reading: Luke 19:29-38

Hymn: "All Glory, Laud, and Honor" (HB 187, PH 375, RIL 279, TH 173)

Hymn: "Hosanna, Loud Hosanna" (Children, Youth) (HB 185, PH 378, RIL 282)

THE LAST SUPPER

Reading: Luke 22:14-20

Hymn: "Let Us Break Bread Together" (HB 447, PH 304, RIL 545)

THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN

Reading: Mark 14:32-36

Hymn: "Go To Dark Gesthemane" (PH 381)

THE TRIAL AND SCOURGING

Reading: Matthew 27:11-14, 20-24, 27-31

Hymn: "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" (HB 194, PH 383, RIL 300, TH 178)

THE CRUCIFIXION

Reading:
"O dearest Lord, thy sacred head with thorns was pierced for me; O pour thy blessing on my head that I may think for thee.
"O dearest Lord, thy sacred hands with nails were pierced for me; O shed thy blessing on my hands that they may work for thee.
"O dearest Lord, thy sacred feet with nails were pierced for me; O pour thy blessing on my feet, that they may follow thee.
"O dearest Lord, thy sacred heart with spear was pierced for me; O pour thy spirit in my heart, that I may live for thee.
(H.E.Hardy, 1869-1946)




Hymn: "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" (HB 198, PH 384, RIL 292, 293, TH 186)

THE RESURRECTION

Reading: Matthew 28:1-8

Hymn: "Christ Is Alive" (PH 413) or "The Strife Is O'er" (HB 203, PH 391, RIL 319)

EASTERTIDE

Reading: John 19:24-29

Hymn: "These Things Did Thomas Count as Real"(PH 394)

ASCENSION

Reading: Luke 24:49-53

Hymn: "See, The Conqueror Mounts in Triumph" (PH 414, RIL 334, TH 211)

PENTECOST

Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-13

Hymn: "For Your Gift of God the Spirit" (PH 416, RIL 382)

TRINITY

Closing Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given grace to us, your servants, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.

Hymn: "Rejoice, the Lord Is King"(HB 140, PH 408, RIL 596, 597, TH 226)

This service was prepared by Sue Mitchell Wallace. Songs in the service appear in the hymnals indicated: The Hymnbook (HB), Psalter Hymnal (PH), Rejoice in the Lord, and Trinity Hymnal (TH).