Good Friday April 14 :: His Last

calvary-john-martin-c-1830-britishimage :: Calvary, John Martin (c.1830, British)

Jesus cried with a loud voice…‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’…And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last.” Mark 15:34,37

And couldst Thou be delighted
With creatures such as we,
Who, when we saw Thee, slighted
And nail’d Thee to a tree?
Unfathomable wonder,
And mystery divine!
The Voice that speaks in thunder,
Says, “Sinner, I am thine!”

John Newton, 18th century

sound :: Crucifixus for 8 Voices, Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)

Lotti sets to music the Latin text for “He was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate: He suffered and was buried” from the summary of Christian doctrine known as the Nicene Creed (325AD). You can follow the score here.