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Good Friday – Last Hour at the Cross

Last Hour of the Cross with Revd Dennis Cavaghan with Joseph Haydn’s original orchestral version of “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross” (with hymns omitted)

“What, could you not watch with me one hour?  (Matthew 26:40)

Haydn:  Introduction


First Word – “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34)

Haydn:  First Word


Second Word – “Truly, I say unto you, this day shalt thou be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43)

Haydn:  Second Word


Third Word – “Woman, behold thy son! … Behold thy mother” (John 19:26)

Haydn:  Third Word


Fourth Word – “El(o)I, El(o)I, lama sabachtani” “My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me?”

(Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34)

Haydn:  Fourth Word


Fifth Word – “I thirst” (John 19:28)

Haydn:  Fifth Word


Sixth Word – “It is finished” (John 19:30)

Haydn:  Sixth Word


Seventh Word – “Father, into Thy hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46)

Haydn:  Seventh Word


Hayden:  The Earthquake