|1. O Welt, sieh hier dein Leben
Am Stamm des Kreuzes schweben,
Dein Heil sinkt in den Tod!
Der große Fürst der Ehren
Läßt willig sich beschweren
Mit Schlägen, Hohn und großem Spott.
2. Tritt her und schau mit Fleiße:
Sein Leib ist ganz mit Schweiße
3. Wer hat dich so geschlagen,
4. Ich, ich und meine Sünden,
5. Ich bin’s, ich sollte büßen,
6. Du nimmst auf deinen Rücken
7. Du setzest dich zum Bürgen,
8. Du springst ins Todes Rachen,
|9. Ich bin, mein Heil, verbunden
All’ Augenblich’ und Stunden
Dir überhoch und sehr.
Was Leib und Seel’ vermögen,
Das soll ich billig legen
Allzeit an deinen Dienst und Ehr’.
10. Nun ich kann nicht viel geben
In diesem armen Leben,
Eins aber will ich thun.
11. Ich will’s vor Augen setzen,
12. Wie heftig unsre Sünden
13. Ich will daraus studieren,
14. Wenn böse Zungen stechen,
15. Ich will mich mit dir schlagen
16. Dein Seufzen und dein Stöhnen
(Paul Gerhard 1607-1676)
Introit: Psalm 22
The epistle from the 2nd letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians chapter 5, 14b-21
The holy gospel according to the evangelist St. John chapter 19,16-30
The sermon on St. Luke 23, 33-49: And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, This Is The King Of The Jews. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.