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Hymns As Stations of the Cross

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A Good Friday music resource using hymns from the United Methodist Hymnal

This resource is provided as a way of singing through the final hours leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The passion comes alive through these carefully selected hymns, so in your worship planning, you are invited to sing them by themselves with silence in between, as responses to the scripture readings included, or as a part of other creative plans you and your worship team assemble for this holy day.

Matthew 26:6-13 - Jesus anointed - UMH 254, vs 4 (no chorus)

Matthew 26:14-16 - Judas agrees to betray - UMH 289, vs 3

Matthew 26:17-25 - Passover and Jesus accusing Judas - UMH 355 vs 3

Matthew 26:26-29 - "Take, Eat" - UMH 624, vs 1

Matthew 26:30-46 - Prayer at Gethsemane - UMH 290, vs 1

Matthew 26:47-56 - Judas hands Jesus over - UMH 289 vs 1

Matthew 26:57-68 - Jesus arrested - UMH 290 vs 2

Matthew 26:69-75 - Peter denies Jesus - UMH 289 vs 2

Matthew 27:1-10 - Judas repents - UMH 292 vs 1

Matthew 27:11-14 - Jesus accused - UMH 296 vs 3

Matthew 27:15-26 - The crowds want Barabbas - UMH 355 vs 1

Matthew 27:27-31 - Jesus mocked - UMH 285 vs 1

Matthew 27:32-37 - Jesus crucified - UMH 286 vs 1

Matthew 27:38-44 - Bandits taunt - UMH 291 vs 1

Matthew 27:45-54 - Jesus dies - UMH 359 vs 3

Matthew 27:55-61 - Marys guard the tomb UMH 288 vs 5

Matthew 27:62-66 - Pilate sends soldiers UMH 298 vs 4


Dr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson, OSL, is the Sister Margaret William McCarthy Endowed Chair in Music at Regis College in Weston, MA. She is a member of the Order of Saint Luke, the Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians in Worship and Music Arts, and the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Josselyn-Cranson has granted permission for churches to use this in worship, but would like to know the places in which it is incorporated. Please email her at [email protected].

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