100 Hymns for Good Friday

100 Hymns for Good Friday

As we move into Easter week, church musicians are busy preparing for special services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and of course, Easter itself.

There are so many beautiful and theologically rich hymns and songs that highlight the redeeming work of Jesus. It can be hard to know where to start, but this list contains many of my Good Friday favorites, both old and new.

1. A Debtor to Mercy Alone

Hymn Lyrics: “A debtor to mercy alone, of covenant mercy I sing/nor fear, with Thy righteousness on, my person and offering to bring/The terrors of law and of God with me can have nothing to do/My Savior’s obedience and blood hide all my transgressions from view.”

2. Agnus Dei

Hymn Lyrics: “Holy, holy, are You, Lord God Almighty/Worthy is the Lamb, worthy is the Lamb/Amen.”

3. Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended

Hymn Lyrics: “Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered/the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered/For our atonement, while we nothing heeded/God interceded.”

4. Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed?

Hymn Lyrics: “Alas! and did my Savior bleed/and did my Sovereign die?/Would He devote that sacred Head/for sinners such as I?”

5. Amazing Grace

Hymn Lyrics: “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound/that saved a wretch like me/I once was lost, but now am found/was blind, but now I see.”

6. And Can It Be?

Hymn Lyrics: “And can it be that I should gain/an interest in the Savior’s blood?/Died He for me, who cause His pain?/For me, who Him to death pursued?/Amazing love! How can it be/that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?”

7. Are You Washed in the Blood?

Hymn Lyrics: “Are you washed in the blood/in the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?/Are your garments spotless?/Are your garments spotless?/Are they white as snow?/Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?”

8. Arise My Soul, Arise

Hymn Lyrics: “Arise, my soul, arise, shake off thy guilty fears/The bleeding Sacrifice on my behalf appears/Before the throne my Surety stands, before the throne my Surety stands/My name is written on His hands.”

9. At Calvary

Hymn Lyrics: “O the love that drew salvation’s plan/O the grace that brought it down to man/O the mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary.”

10. At the Cross

Hymn Lyrics: “Was it for crimes that I have done/He groaned upon the tree?/Amazing pity, grace unknown/and love beyond degree.”

11. Before the Throne of God Above

Hymn Lyrics: “When Satan tempts me to despair/and tells me of the guilt I within/upward I look and see Him there/Who made an end to all my sin/Because the sinless Savior died/my sinful soul is counted free/for God the Just is satisfied/to look on Him and pardon me.”

12. Behold Our God

Hymn Lyrics: “Who has felt the nails upon His hands/bearing all the guilt of sinful man/God eternal, humbled to the grave/Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign/Behold our God/seated on His throne/come let us adore Him/Behold our King/Nothing can compare/Come let us adore Him.”

13. Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)

Hymn Lyrics: “Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away/slain for us, and we remember/the promise made that all who come in faith/find forgiveness at the cross.”

14. Behold the Lamb of God

Hymn Lyrics: “Behold, the Lamb of God/Who taketh away the sin of the world.”

15. Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Hymn Lyrics: “Beneath the cross of Jesus/I fain would take my stand/the shadow of a mighty Rock within a weary land/a home within the wilderness/a rest upon the way/from the burning of the noontide heat/and the burden of the day.”

16. Blessed Redeemer

Hymn Lyrics: “Up Calv’ry’s mountain one dreadful morn/walked Christ, my Savior, weary and worn/facing for sinners death on the cross/that He might save them from endless loss.”

17. Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning

Hymn Lyrics: “Suffering Servant, scorned, ill-treated victim crucified/Death is through the cross defeated, sinners justified/Yours the glory and the crown/the high renown, the eternal name.”

18. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Hymn Lyrics: “Come behold the wondrous mystery/Christ the Lord upon the tree/In the stead of ruined sinners/Hangs the Lamb in victory/See the price of our redemption/See the Father’s plan unfold/bringing many sons to glory/grace unmeasured, love untold.”

19. Come, Ye Sinners Poor and Needy

Hymn Lyrics: “Come ye sinners, poor and needy/weak and wounded, sick and sore/Jesus ready stands to save you/full of pity, love, and pow’r.”

20. Complete In Thee

Hymn Lyrics: “Complete in Thee, no work of mine/could take, dear Lord, the place of Thine/Thy blood hath pardon bought for me/and I am now complete in Thee.”

21. Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow

Hymn Lyrics: “Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow/where the blood of Christ was shed/perfect Man on thee did suffer/perfect God on thee has bled!”

22. Depth of Mercy

Hymn Lyrics: “Depth of mercy, can there be/mercy still reserved for me?/Can my God His wrath forbear?/Me, the chief of sinners spare?”

23. Down at the Cross

Hymn Lyrics: “Down at the cross where my Savior died/down where for cleansing from sin I cried/there to my heart was the blood applied/Glory to His name!”

24. Free from Guilt and Free from Sin

Hymn Lyrics: “Light of God came shining down/Son of God, my soul to win/Laid aside His heav’nly crown/paid the price for all my sin/paid the price for all my sin.”

25. Glorious Is Thy Name

Hymn Lyrics: “Blessed Savior, we adore Thee/We Thy love and grace proclaim/Thou art mighty, Thou art holy/Glorious is Thy matchless name!”

26. Glory Be to Jesus

Hymn Lyrics: “Glory be to Jesus/Who in bitter pains/poured for me the life-blood/from His sacred veins.”

27. Hail, Thou Once-Despised Jesus

Hymn Lyrics: “Hail, Thou once-despised Jesus!/Hail, Thou Galilean King!/Thou didst suffer to release us/Thou didst free salvation bring/Hail, Thou agonizing Savior/Bearer of our sin and shame/By Thy merit we find favor/life is given through Thy name.”

28. Hallelujah for the Cross

Hymn Lyrics: “Hallelujah for the war He fought/Love has won/death has lost/Hallelujah for the souls He bought/Hallelujah for the cross!”

29. Hallelujah! My Redeemer

Hymn Lyrics: “Let me ponder perfect mercy/like a fountain filled with grace/My Redeemer came and found me/in His death stood in my place!”

30. Hallelujah! What a Savior

Hymn Lyrics: “Lifted up was He to die/’It is finished!’ was His cry/Now in heav’n exalted high/Hallelujah! What a Savior!”

31. Hark! The Voice of Love and Mercy

Hymn Lyrics: “Hark! the voice of love and mercy/sounds aloud from Calvary/See, it rends the rocks asunder/shakes the earth and veils the sky/’It is finished, it is finished!’/Hear the dying Savior cry.”

32. He Was Despised

Hymn Lyrics: “He was despised/despised and rejected/rejected of men/A man of sorrows/and acquainted with grief.”

33. He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions

Hymn Lyrics: “He was wounded for our transgressions/He bore our sins in His body on the tree/For our guilt He gave us peace/from our bondage gave release/and with His stripes/and with His stripes//and with His stripes our souls are healed.”

34. Here Is Love

Hymn Lyrics: “Here is love, vast as the ocean/lovingkindness as the flood/when the Prince of Life, our Ransom/shed for us His precious blood/Who His love will not remember?/Who can cease to sing His praise?/He can never be forgotten/throughout heav’n’s eternal days.”

35. His Robes for Mine

Hymn Lyrics: “His robes for mine, O wonderful exchange/clothed in my sin, Christ suffered ‘neath God’s rage/Draped in His righteousness I’m justified/In Christ I live, for in my place He died.”

36. How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

Hymn Lyrics: “Behold the man upon a cross/my sin upon His shoulders/Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice/call out among the scoffers/It was my sin that held Him there/until it was accomplished/His dying breath has brought me life/I know that it is finished.”

37. How Great Thou Art

Hymn Lyrics: “And when I think that God, His Son not sparing/sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in/that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing/He bled and died to take away my sin.”

38. How Rich a Treasure We Possess

Hymn Lyrics: “How rich a treasure we possess/in Jesus Christ our Lord/His blood and ransom our defense/His glory our reward.”

39. I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art

Hymn Lyrics: “I greet Thee who my sure Redeemer art/my only trust and Savior of my heart/who pain didst undergo for my poor sake/I pray Thee from our hearts all cares to take.”

40. I Hear the Words of Love

Hymn Lyrics: “I hear the words of love/I gaze upon the blood/I see the mighty sacrifice/and I have peace with God.”

41. I Lay My Sins on Jesus

Hymn Lyrics: “I lay my sins on Jesus/the spotless Lamb of God/He bears them all, and frees us/from the accursed load/I bring my guilt to Jesus/to wash my crimson stains/white in His blood most precious/till not a spot remains.”

42. I Run to Christ

Hymn Lyrics: “I run to Christ when plagued by shame/and find my one defense/’I bore God’s wrath’ He pleads my case/my Advocate and Friend.”

43. I Will Glory in My Redeemer

Hymn Lyrics: “I will glory in my Redeemer/Whose priceless blood has ransomed me/Mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails/and hung Him on that judgment tree.”

44. In Christ Alone

Hymn Lyrics: “In Christ alone, who took on flesh/fullness of God in helpless Babe/this gift of love and righteousness/scorned by the ones He came to save/’Til on that cross as Jesus died/the wrath of God was satisfied/for every sin on Him was laid/here in the death of Christ I live.”

45. In the Cross Alone I Glory

Hymn Lyrics: “In the cross alone I glory/recognition laying down/Greatest treasures count as worthless/standing next to heaven’s crowns.”

46. In the Cross of Christ I Glory

Hymn Lyrics: “In the cross of Chist I glory/towering o’er the wrecks of time/All the light of sacred story/gathers round its head sublime.”

47. It Is Well with My Soul

Hymn Lyrics: “My sin – oh, the bliss of this glorious thought/my sin, not in part, but the whole/is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more/praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!”

48. Jesus Is Lord

Hymn Lyrics: “He was born to die on Calvary/to redeem a lost humanity/suff’ring shame He rose triumphantly/now He lives for all eternity.”

49. Jesus Paid It All

Hymn Lyrics: “Jesus paid it all/all to Him I owe/Sin had left a crimson stain/He washed it white as snow.”

50. Jesus, Thank You

Hymn Lyrics: “Your blood has washed away my sin/Jesus, thank You/The Father’s wrath completely satisfied/Jesus, thank You/Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table/Jesus, thank You.”

51. Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

Hymn Lyrics: “Lord, I believe Thy precious blood/which at the mercy seat of God/forever doth for sinners plead/for me, e’en for my soul, was shed.”

52. Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners

Hymn Lyrics: “Jesus! I do now receive Him/more than all in Him I find/He hath granted me forgiveness/I am His, and He is mine/Hallelujah, what a Savior/Hallelujah, what a Friend/Saving, helping, keeping, loving/He is with me to the end.”

53. Join All the Glorious Names

Hymn Lyrics: “Jesus my great High Priest/offered His blood and died/my guilty conscience seeks/no sacrifice beside/His powerful blood did once atone/and now it pleads before the throne.”

54. Lamb of God

Hymn Lyrics: “Your only Son, no sin to hide/but You have sent Him from Your face/to walk upon this guilty sod/and to become the Lamb of God.”

55. Lamb of Glory

Hymn Lyrics: “Precious Lamb of God/love’s most wondrous story/Heart of God’s redemption of man/Worship the Lamb of glory.”

56. Lamb, Precious Lamb

Hymn Lyrics: “Lamb, precious Lamb, whose blood was shed for me/spead on the frame of Calvary’s cruel tree/Thy paschal sacrifice is all my stay/Dear Lamb who came to take our sins away.”

57. Lead Me to Calvary

Hymn Lyrics: “Lest I forget Gethsemane/lest I forget Thy agony/lest I forget Thy love for me/lead me to Calvary.”

58. Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

Hymn Lyrics: “Let us wonder; grace and justice/join and point to mercy’s store/when thro’ grace in Christ our trust is/justice smiles and asks no more/He who washed us with His blood/has secured our way to God.”

59. Lift High the Cross

Hymn Lyrics: “Lift high the cross/the love of Christ proclaim/till all the world adore His sacred name.”

60. Man of Sorrows

Hymn Lyrics: “Man of sorrows, Lamb of God/by His own betrayed/the sin of man and wrath of God/has been on Jesus laid/Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation/where Your love poured out over me/Now my soul cries out hallelujah/praise and honor unto Thee.”

61. My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

Hymn Lyrics: “I need no other argument, I need no other plea/It is enough that Jesus died/and that He died for me.”

62. My Heart Is Full of Christ

Hymn Lyrics: “Come, and maintain Thy righteous cause/and let Thy glorious toil succeed/spread forth the victory of Thy cross/ride on, and prosper in Thy deed/through earth triumphantly ride on/and reign in every heart alone.”

63. My Hope is in the Lord

Hymn Lyrics: “My hope is in the Lord, who gave Himself for me/and paid the price of all my sin at Calvary/For me He died, for me He lives/and everlasting life and light He freely gives.”

64. My Ransom

Hymn Lyrics: “What fear can overtake my vision?/What doubt can overcome my faith?/What strife can silence all my singing?/Lord, Your wounds have paid my ransom.”

65. My Savior’s Love

Hymn Lyrics: “How marvelous, how wonderful/and my song shall ever be/how marvelous, how wonderful/is my Savior’s love for me.”

66. My Song Is Love Unknown

Hymn Lyrics: “My song is love unknown/my Savior’s love to me/love to the loveless shown/that they might lovely be/Oh, who am I, that for my sake/my Lord should take frail flesh and die?”

67. My Worth Is Not In What I Own

Hymn Lyrics: “My worth is not in what I own/not in the strength of flesh and bone/but in the costly wounds of love/at the cross/My worth is not in skill or name/in win or lose, in pride or shame/but in the blood of Christ that flowed/at the cross.”

68. Near the Cross

Hymn Lyrics: “Jesus, keep me near the cross/there a precious fountain/free to all a healing stream/flows from Calvary’s mountain/In the cross, in the cross/be my glory ever/till my ransomed soul shall find/rest beyond the river.”

69. Not All the Blood of Beasts

Hymn Lyrics: “Not all the blood of beasts/on Jewish altars slain/could give the guilty conscience peace/or wash away its stain/But Christ, the heavenly Lamb/takes all our sins away/a sacrifice of nobler name/and richer blood than they.”

70. Nothing But the Blood of Jesus

Hymn Lyrics: “What can wash away my sin?/Nothing but the blood of Jesus/What can make me pure within? Nothing but the blood of Jesus/Oh, precious is the flow/that makes me white as snow/no other fount I know/nothing but the blood of Jesus.”

71. O Fount of Love

Hymn Lyrics: “O fount of love divine that flows/from my Savior’s bleeding side/where sinners trade their filthy rags/for His righteousness applied.”

72. O God My Joy

Hymn Lyrics: “Sustained by joy in trial and pain/I trust Your wisdom and mercy/through suffering that Your love ordains/more like Your Son You will make me/for Christ embraced the cross of shame/beholding glorious joys to come/O give me faith like His to see/that suffering lifts me to glory.”

73. O How He Loves You and Me

Hymn Lyrics: “O how He loves you and me/O how He loves you and me/He gave His life/what more could He give?/O how he loves you/O how He loves me/O how He loves you and me.”

74. O Jesus, We Adore Thee

Hymn Lyrics: “O Jesus, we adore Thee/upon the cross, our King/we bow our hearts before Thee/Thy gracious name we sing/That name hath brought salvation/that name in life our stay/our peace, our consolation/when life shall fade away.”

75. O Love Divine

Hymn Lyrics: “O Love divine, what hast Thou done?/The immortal God hath died for me/The Father’s co-eternal Son/bore all my sins upon the tree/the immortal God for me hath died/My Lord, my Love is crucified!”

76. O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Hymn Lyrics: “O sacred head now wounded/with grief and shame weighed down/now scornfully surrounded/with thorns Thine only crown/O sacred Head, what glory/what bliss till now was Thine/Yet, thou despised and gory/I joy to call Thee mine.”

77. O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Hymn Lyrics: “O the deep, deep love of Jesus/vast, unmeasured. boundless, free/rolling as a mighty ocean/in its fullness over me/Underneath me, all around me/is the current of Thy love/leading onward, leading homeward/to Thy glorious rest above.”

78. O the Love of My Redeemer

Hymn Lyrics: “O the love of my Redeemer/never failing come what may/He has purchased my forgiveness/and has washed my sins away.”

79. O Thou the Eternal Son of God

Hymn Lyrics: “O Thou the eternal Son of God/the Lamb for sinners slain/we worship, while Thy head is bowed/in agony and pain.”

80. One Day

Hymn Lyrics: “One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain/one day they nailed Him to die on the tree/Suffering anguish, despised and rejected/bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He.”

81. Praise the Savior Now and Ever

Hymn Lyrics: “Praise the Savior now and ever/praise Him, all beneath the skies/prostrate lying, suff’ring, dying/on the cross, a sacrifice/victory gaining, life obtaining/now in glory He doth rise.”

82. Rock of Ages

Hymn Lyrics: “Rock of ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee/let the water and the blood/from Thy riven side which flowed/be of sin the double cure/save me from its guilt and power.”

83. See the Destined Day Arise

Hymn Lyrics: “See the destined day arise/see the willing Sacrifice/Jesus, to redeem our loss/hangs upon the shameful cross/Jesus, who but You could bear/wrath so great and justice fair?/Every pang and bitter throe/finishing Your life of woe/Hallelujah! Hallelujah!/Lamb of God for sinners slain/Hallelujah! Hallelujah!/Jesus Christ we praise Your name.”

84. Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Hymn Lyrics: “Stricken, smitten, and afflicted/see Him dying on the tree/’Tis the Christ by man rejected/Yes, my soul, ’tis He, ’tis He.”

85. Surely, He Hath Borne Our Griefs

Hymn Lyrics: “Surely He hath borne our griefs/and carried our sorrows/He was wounded for our transgressions/He was bruised for our transgressions/the chastisement of our peace was upon Him.”

86. The Head that Once Was Crowned with Thorns

Hymn Lyrics: “The head that once was crowned with thorns/is crowned with glory now/a royal diadem adorns/the mighty Victor’s brow.”

87. The Old Rugged Cross

Hymn Lyrics: “On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross/the emblem of suffering and shame/And I love that old cross where the dearest and best/for a world of lost sinners was slain.”

88. The Power of the Cross

Hymn Lyrics: “This the power of the cross/Son of God, slain for us/What a love, what a cost/We stand forgiven at the cross.”

89. There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood

Hymn Lyrics: “There is a fountain filled with blood/drawn from Immanuel’s veins/and sinners plunged beneath that flood/lose all their guilty stains.”

90. There Is a Green Hill Far Away

Hymn Lyrics: “There was no other good enough/to pay the price of sin/He only could unlock the gate/of heaven and let us in.”

91. There Is a Redeemer

Hymn Lyrics: “Jesus, my Redeemer/Name above all names/Precious Lamb of God, Messiah/Oh, for sinners slain.”

92. Throned Upon the Awful Tree

Hymn Lyrics: “Throned upon the awful tree/King of grief, I watch with Thee/darkness veils Thy anguished face/none its lines of woe can trace/none can tell what pangs unknown/hold Thee silent and alone.”

93. ‘Tis Midnight and On Olive’s Brow

Hymn Lyrics: ” ‘Tis midnight and on Olive’s brow/the star is dimmed that lately shone/’tis midnight; in the garden now/the suff’ring Savior prays alone.”

94. We Will Glorify

Hymn Lyrics: “We will glorify the King of Kings/we will glorify the Lamb/We will glorify the Lord of Lords/who is the great I AM.”

95. What Sacred Fountain Freely Springs

Hymn Lyrics: “What sacred fountain freely springs/up from the throne of God/and all our covenant blessings brings?/’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.”

96. What Wondrous Love Is This?

Hymn Lyrics: “What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul?/what wondrous love is this, O my soul?/What wondrous love is this/that caused the Lord of bliss/to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul/to bear the dreadful curse for my soul?”

97. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Hymn Lyrics: “When I survey the wondrous cross/on which the Prince of glory died/my richest gain I count but loss/and pour contempt on all my pride.”

98. Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Hymn Lyrics: “Wonderful merciful Savior/Precious Redeemer and Friend/Who would have thought that a Lamb could/rescue the souls of men?/Oh, You rescue the souls of men.”

99. Worthy Is the Lamb

Hymn Lyrics: “Worthy is the Lamb/seated on the throne/Crown You now with many crowns/You reign victorious.”

100. Wounded for Me

Hymn Lyrics: “Wounded for me, wounded for me/there on the cross He was wounded for me/Gone my transgressions and now I am free/all because Jesus was wounded for me.”

What are your favorite hymns for Good Friday? Leave a comment below!

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