From the recording Psalms

Great Song for Good Friday

Lyrics

Psalm 22 Why Have You Forsaken Me

My God, My God, Why have you gone from me
Why are you far from saving me?
My God, I cry but you do not answer me,
and by night I can find no rest.

But you are Holy, Holy, Holy God of Israel
Our fathers trusted you and you de livered them
To you they cried and you came and you rescued them
Stay by my side, O Lord, for death draws near.

I’m not a man, just a worm, despised by everyone
And now they curse wag their heads, and mock me so
“He trusts in God: let His God deliver him
And Let him rescue those who delight in him”

They cried “Sanctus, Sanctus, Holy God of Israel”
You took me from the womb, and loved me since my birth
On you I’m cast from my birth from my mothers womb
Lord Be not far from me, the time draws near

Lo, I am poured out like water bones are out of joint
My humble heart melts like wax within my breast
All of my strength’s dried up like the desert sand
My tongue sticks to my jaw. I am at deaths door
They cried, “Sanctus, Kyrie, Holy God of Israel”
The dogs encircle me; they pierced my hands and feet
I count my bones as they stare and gloat over me
Divide my clothes below the die is thrown

But you O Lord, are my help; come quickly to my aid.
Deliver me from the Jaw of the dog.
Now I will sing praises thru out all the land,
And kings will worship you, O my Sovereign Lord

And they’ll sing, “Sanctus, Kyrie, Holy God of Israel”
We shall proclaim your name ‘til the end of time.
The sons of Jacobs tree and those who are yet unborn
This word we bring to you; it is done!

This word we bring to you; It is done!