Pr:. We adore You, 0 Christ, and we praise You. (STAND)
All: Because by your holy Cross You have redeemed
Pr.: Joseph of Arimathea took the body of Jesus, and
wrapping it in a clean linen cloth he laid it in his
new tomb, which he had hewn out of rock. Then
he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the
tomb and departed. (Mt: 27, 59-60)
(KNEEL AND PAUSE)
All: I will praise you, 0 Lord, for you drew me clear
and did not let my enemies rejoice over me. / 0
Lord, my God, I cried out to you and you healed me.
/0 Lord, you brought me up from the lower world;
/ you preserved me from among those going down
into the pit. / Sing praise to the Lord, you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. / For
his anger lasts but a moment; his good will is for
a lifetime. / At nightfall, weeping enters in, but
with dawn comes rejoicing. (Ps: 29, 2 to 6)
Pr.: Let us pray. Almighty and eternal God, on the edge
of sadness when all seemed lost, You restored to us
the Saviour we thought defeated and conquered.
Help us, we beg You, so to empty ourselves of self
concern that we might see your hand in every failure and your victory in every defeat. These things
we ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who
lives and reigns forever with You in the unity of
the Holy Spirit.
Sing: Jesus, Risen, be our lover
In your Food and in our brother.
Lead us home to heaven with You.