CHOIR (Oohing and Oooing Throughout)
And Jesus bearing his cross went forth into a place called Calvary, where
They crucified him between two thieves. And Pilate wrote a title, and put
It on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE
And when Jesus saw his mother by the cross, and John standing by, he saith
Unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then to the disciple, Behold thy
MARY (Mother of Jesus)
O Lord, When is it enough?
My breaking heart, Though pierced and torn within,
I'll keep my vigil here with Him.
Behold, the handmaid of the Lord.
Be it unto me... Until it is enough.
And they that passed by reviled him, saying,
He saved others; himself he cannot save.
If her be the King of Israel,
Let him now come down from the cross,
And we will believe him.
Then, at the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, My God, my
God, why hast though forsaken me? In that bitterest hour, the Father had
Withdrawn the support of His immediate Presence, leaving to the Savior of
Men the glory of complete victory over the forces of sin and death.
Then, Juses, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that His
Mission in the flesh had been carried to glorious consummation, exclaimed
In a loud voice, It is finished! Father, into thy hands I commend my
Spirit. Then He bowed His head, and voluntarily gave up His life.