10 Good Friday Hymns and Worship Songs about Jesus Christ

Why Celebrate Good Friday?

Christians commemorate the day of Good Friday, when Jesus was crucified, to glorify and give thanks for Christ's sacrifice on the cross for our salvation. Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane with the sorrow of His coming persecution but accepted the will of the Father, saying "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will." (Matthew 26:39

Let us praise and honor the gift of eternal life Christ has bestowed to mankind through His loving sacrifice on the cross!

"For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life." ~ Romans 5:6-10

Learn more about the meaning and significance of Good Friday.

10 Hymns for Good Friday

Here we have gathered ten traditional Christian hymns related to Good Friday and Jesus on the cross for praising and rejoicing in Christ's sacrifice for our sins. Let us sing our thanks to the Lord full-heartedly and remember to live by faith in Him! Also, find a Spotify playlist at the end of this article to listen to at your convenience. May God bless you this Good Friday and Easter season!

Click the hymn titles below to find the full lyrics, background story, and more performances for each song.

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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.

Praise Him, Praise Him!

Praise Him! Praise him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing, O earth - His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him! hail Him! highest archangels in glory,
Strength and honor give to His holy name!

Are You Washed in the Blood?

Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless?
Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Jesus Paid It All

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;

Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,

Be of sin the double cure,
Save from wrath and make me pure.

The Old Rugged Cross

So I'll cherish the old rugged Cross
Till my trophies, at last, I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged Cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

Nothing but the Blood of Jesus

O precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow;
no other fount I know;
nothing but the blood of Jesus.

How Great Thou Art

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

Be Thou My Vision

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art,
thou my best thought, by day or by night;
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Amazing Grace

For this one, we found a beautiful instrumental version with lyrics for you to sing yourself with family and friends!

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.

Good Friday Playlist of Traditional Hymns

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