Lyrics for Arise
ARRIVES (Prepare the way)
Palm/Passion Sunday -Jesus enters Jerusalem in triumph & later weeps.
Matt 21,1-16, John 12,12-19 & 13,1-17 Luke 12,12-19 & 19,32-44
"Prepare the way of the Lord!" "Look it's Jesus!" Holy, Holy, Holy Lord "Fear no more, O daughter of Zion, see you King arrives!" Fear no more * Hosanna! Hosanna! *Hosanna to the King! Hosanna in the highest! *Blessed is he* Hosanna to the Son Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna to the Son of David! Hosanna in the highest! Prepare the way! Blessed is he who comes in, in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! *Hosanna to the Son of David! Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is he who comes as King! Blessed is he who comes in, in the name of the Lord Peace in heaven Hosanna in the highest! Peace in heaven! Hosanna, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in, in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! Peace be with you! Blessed is he who comes in, in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power, God of might! "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!" I tell you if they were to be silent the very stones would cry! "See there is nothing you can do the whole world has run after him!" Hosanna, Hosanna Prepare the Way Hosanna, in the highest * Blessed is He. Blessed is he who comes in, in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!
Peace in heaven Peace to you And Jesus wept as he saw Jerusalem If only you knew what was hidden from your eyes No stone will be left unturned Because you did not recognize The time of your visitation And Jesus wept
AT THE TABLE (As the Feast)
The Last Supper.
Matt 26,17-30, Luke 22, 7-30, Mark14, 22-26
As the feast approached The high priests and scribes Looked for a way to trap the Savior And Satan took possession of Judas Tempting his appetite He went to confer They were delighted and he waited for chance to betray I give you my word "One of you will betray me, one who eats with me. It would have been better if he had never been born." On the first day of the feast They prepared a place to eat And to sacrificed the lamb & the time came for the Son of man's death Just like a grain of wheat he who loves his life Will lose it for his friends For there is no greater sacrifice At the table Jesus prayed He held up his Holy hands This is my body, this is my blood, do this and remember me On that day he washed their feet He who is teacher and the Lord Telling them 'do as I have done' There can be no slave greater than the master Know this for you shall be put to the test In a little while you will lose sight of me, I am leaving you At the table Jesus prayed He held up his Holy hands This is my body, this is my blood, do this and remember me This is my body, this is my blood, do this and be with meThis is my body, this is my blood, do this and be in me This is my body, this is my blood, do this and remember me This is my body, this is my blood, do this and be with me This is my body, this is my blood, do this and be with me
AGONY ( In the garden )
Jesus prays for God's will while the disciples sleep.
Matt 26, 26, Luke 23, 39-46
In the garden is the hope of mankind But they are weak, and there is kneels alone In the garden is the light of the world But there they sleep, and there He prays aloneYou who ate with me, will you not pray with me? Abba Father, take this cup away Yet, not my will but let your will be done Touched by sorrow the sweat it pours like rain Upon His face the agony, the pain In the darkness His voice it cries out loud Upon His heart this heavy burden lays Abba Father, take this cup awayYet, not my will but let your will be done Torn by sorrow is the son of our God Who gives his life in holy sacrifice Then an angel did appear to strengthen Him, to strengthen Him Abba Father, take this cup away Yet, not my will but let your will be done
ARREST (Sounds of shouting)
Soldiers arrest Jesus.
Matt 26, 47-56 Luke, 23, 54-62, John 18, 53-65
Sounds of shouting pierce the night Sleeping souls awaken in fright Soldiers come to make the arrest Of this humble man their hates against 30 pieces the price of a kiss 30 pieces of silver for this 30 pieces the price of a kiss The price of Jesus of Nazareth Frightened Judas has set the stage Peter's sword is thrust in rage Yet the truth reaches out to heal And the lamb of God revealed 30 pieces the price of a kiss 30 pieces of silver for this 30 pieces the price of a kiss The price of Jesus of Nazareth Bound in triumph by the dark Spitting & hitting & making their mark Locked in prison and chained by the bold
For this the son of God was sold 30 pieces the price of a kiss 30 pieces of silver for this 30 pieces the price of a kiss The price of Jesus of Nazareth
*ASK (Do you ever ask)
Mary, the Mother of God prays for acceptance of God's will.
Deuteronomy 30,19 Isaiah 7,11 Luke 1, 38 & 11,10 John 18, 1-12, Matthew 7,1
Do you ever ask, oh what the will of God is? Have you ever asked someone to pray? What do you do with the crosses you bear? Lift up you heart and ask for peace. Accepting for today this very sinful world. And not get lost, get lost in your dreams Of how you wish life was, wish life was in the end Have you ever had exactly what you prayed for? Do you ever ask for a sign? What do you do if the miracle ends? Lift up your eyes and ask for strength. Accepting for today then precious gift of life And not get lost, get lost in your dreams Of how you wish life was, wish life was in the end Watching and waiting Wisdom in suffering Hope is eternal Surrender to Him now Will you ever trust in what the will of God is? Will you ever trust in His love? And not get lost, get lost in your dreams Of how you wish life was, wish life was in the end And not get lost, and not get lost Of how you wish, of how you wish
*ASHES (Ashes to ashes)
Peter in the courtyard is asked if he knows Jesus.
Genesis 3,19 Matt 26, 31-34 & 69-75 Mark, 14, 27-31 Luke, 22, 54-62
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust Watch the flames that burn at dusk Heavy feet trudge up the stairs determined eyes showing wear Will you deny me? Will you run? Will you deny me? Will you deny? Silently lips move in prayer accusing eyes come to stare a sharp wind cuts to the bone Cornered trapped & all alone Will you deny me? Will you run? Will you deny me? Will you deny? Do you know him? I saw you with him! You're one of his His wounds they bleed for your sins Deep cuts cover his fair skin Will you deny me? Will you run?
*ABYSS (Frightened Eyes)
Satan gloats while Peter and Judas struggle with what to do after Jesus is arrested.
Joel 2,13, Sirach 1,1-3 Matt 27, 3 Luke, 22, 54-56
Frightened eyes glow in the dark Fear like ice claws on your skin Hunger fogs the weakened mind Cold damp chills reach from the walls Stagnant air smothers every breath Despair floods the heart and soul Tempting total loss of will The dark abyss yawns then turns Give up, Give in Breathe in, Breathe out The wandering mind slips to drown Reaching out toward the void There is no place to hide Lost forgotten without hope The body longs for sleep A moment's peace a dream The faintest whispers heard But like a child's breath it fades Give up, Give in Breathe in, Breathe out
ANSWER (The answer "No")
Peter denies Jesus and asks for forgiveness.
Matt 26,69-75 Luke 23,54-62 John 18,53-65
The answer 'no' leaves his lips Sweat rolls from his fingertips Quick words spoken in denial Comes from fear of pain and trail
Feel the shame of the lie you told Its ok little man be bold A shroud of cold fills the air Frozen words hand in despair No, I don't know Him. No I'm not with Him. No I'm not His, (No I'm not His) Then he went out & began to weep, to weep bitterly
Peter, Jesus trusted you Now you'll get what you are due Run away or you will die Hide your face from eyes that pry
You shall never forget your role As your Savior was bought & sold Can there be any hope for you? Is this pain but a preview?
Then he went out & began to weep, to weep bitterly Jesus forgive, Jesus forgive I know you are near & will heal all my fear,
Heal all my fear, heal all my fears Jesus forgive, Jesus forgive I know you are near & will heal all my fear, Heal all my fears, heal all my fears
AFRAID (Over the edge)
Judas is full of fear and gives up hope.
Matt 27, 3-10
Over the edge, a troubled mind Hypnotized by the embers glow Consumed by the fire The charred remains Guilt & blame eat up the soul Judas, Judas, ask Him Judas Forgiveness, Judas, just ask Him Judas Desperate & lost, a shattered shell Smoldering in the fine gray dust Life is ice cold Void of all hope Grief & pain chew up the mind Locked in fear & afraid to breathe He can see this road leads to hell You know you'll never enjoy, what you've destroyed Sad little man, at the abyss Forgiveness fades into the dark Chocking his breath Death calls his name Pride like rain spit on his life Locked in fear & afraid to breath He can see this road leads to hell You know you'll never enjoy, what you've destroyed
ACCUSED (The Dark Day)
The trial, scourging & sentencing of Jesus.
Matt 27, 11-56 Luke 23,1-25
The dark day dawns for the trial The accused comes to face their lies Pilate fears the warning in a dream And he sends Jesus away Herod is amused but not for long He wants a miracle show And asks 'What kind of King are you? Are you not the Son of God?' And the crowd they'll yell crucify, and the crowd they'll yell crucify Pilate begs for justice to be served The accused can be released But that Brabbas, he goes free And the Lamb of God is lead Pilate orders Jesus to be scourged This is punishment enough But the crowd they yell crucify, crucify Him The whip tears & rips at His flesh The precious blood runs and pools Then the soldiers weave a crown of thorns But the crowd is not satisfied Pilate washes his hands of it all The Christ is condemned to death And the crowd they yell crucify, crucify Him
ALTAR (On that narrow street)
The Holy women and St. John see Jesus carry his cross.
Matt 27, 27-56 Luke 23:26-49 John 19, 16-30
On that narrow street. Through the crowd I saw You were hard to recognize. And I heard the women cry On that path of pain, with the cross you fell Then I saw your Mother's eyes. When I heard the soldiers laugh. Father forgive, for they know not what they do. On that hill of death, there they took the nails Your arms were spread out wide, and we heard the hammer hit My God, My God why have you forsaken me On that altar high, we all heard you pray You were there to save us all, and we heard you breathe your last Into your hands I commend my spirit
ARMS (In her arms)
Jesus is held by His Mother & placed in the tomb.
Luke 1,46-48: 2, 35: 23, 27:46-48
In her arms, His mother's arms the still warm body of the Son with the greatest care and love Is embraced now And a sword shall pierce your own heart too So that the thoughts of many shall be laid bare On her arms, His blood has poured The now cold body of her Son In obedience and trust There is prayer now And a sword shall pierce your own heart too So that the thoughts of many shall be laid bare My being proclaims the greatness of the Lord My spirit finds joy in God my Savior
For He has looked down upon His lowly handmaid On her arms the tears they fall His still cold body in the tomb With surrender in her grief She lets go now And a sword shall pierce your own heart too So that the thoughts of many shall be laid bare In his arms his empty arms there wrapped and tied in the shroud There's a love that never fails All is still now
ARISE (We were the last)
Mary Magdalene & the Holy Women are the first at the tomb and see the Risen Christ.
John 20, 1-18
We were the last to leave I saw you die But in my heart I know you'll rise Through the ashes of the night Oh the Son, the Son arises from the gloom I can feel, I can feel your presence And I know, I know you're here I can feel, I can feel you now And I know heaven's near I was the first to know your glory Lord and Heaven's gates were opened wide through the shades of the dawn Oh the Son, the Son arises in my soul I can feel, I can feel your presence And I know, I know you're here I can feel, I can feel you now And I know heaven's near I believe, yes I believe in you I was so blessed by you to know the truth and You reached out to hold my heart As the world was born again Oh the Son, the Son arises for us all I can feel, I can feel your presence And I know, I know you're here I can feel, I can feel you now And I know heaven's near
ASCENDING (You need not be amazed)
The resurrection & ascension of Our Lord.
Luke 24, 36-53, Mark 16,15, John 21,15-17 Rev 21:6
You need not be amazed. Are you looking for the Christ? Jesus, the crucified,
He is not here. See the place, where he laid He has been raised!
Peace be with you do not be afraid As the Father sent me so I send you. Go out into the whole world and proclaim, the good news, to all of creation Children, do you love me? Lord yes, you know that I love you Then go & feed my lambs, Children do you love me? Lord, you know everything, Go feed my sheep! Peace be with you do not be afraid As the Father sent me so I send you. Go out into the whole world and proclaim, the good news, to all of creation I am ascending, to my Father, & your Father, to my, God and your God. "I am the alpha, & the omega, the beginning &, the end." Believe & be saved. Are you looking for the signs? They will accompany you. Open up your eyes. On the 3rd day He rose! Go out & serve!