Songs to Help You Prepare for Good Friday

I had to share these 2 songs from the We are Soma blog as a way to prepare your heart before attending a Good Friday service today.

 ARMY OF ANGELS

They took you out • Stripped off your clothes • Spit on your face • While the raven crows • They beat you down • Like a criminal • And raised you up like a king • So, so cynical • They dressed you up • Mocked you like a fool • “Hail to the King of the Jews”

Why not call • An army of angels to fall • Why not curse • The ends of the earth • Why not save yourself • Let blame fall on someone else • Why did you have to die?

They led you outside • The city walls • Like a lamb to the slaughter • No resistance at all • They nailed you up • To a dead man’s tree • They bled you out • For all the world to see • The sun burnt out • The sky turned black • One last breathe • The father turned his back

Why not call • An army of angels to fall • Why not curse • The ends of the earth • Was there any other way? • To make it all go away • Why did you have to die?

BY HIS WOUNDS

He suffered in silence • Said not a word • Father forgive them • Each mockingbird
He took all the punches • Till it was done • There I was standing • Holding with the gun

By his wounds we are healed • By his wounds we are healed

All my perversions • All my regrets • Every last sorrow • And my best attempts
Every last murder • And adulterous heart • Every last nickel • Spent after dark

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