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On Friday, When The Sky Was Dark (St. Magnus)

Music Attributed to Jeremiah Clark (1707)
Harmonization by W. H. Monk (1866)
Tune: St. Magnus CM

This remarkable new Easter hymn opens with the image of Jesus' death, the dark of Good Friday, and the fleeing of the disciples. Its five stanzas take us through the despair, the silence, the loss of hope and faith that must have marked that first Holy Saturday, and finally to Easter day when "all creation rings again as joy is sung and seen."

On Friday, When the Sky Was Dark - St. Magnus (Sibelius format)
On Friday, When the Sky Was Dark -St. Magnus (PDF format)

Andrew Pratt's photo, biography, contact information and links to additional songs and choral music are available on the Discipleship Ministries website.

Categories: Hymns, Easter, Lent/Holy Week, Music for Lent and Easter