This is the night, dear friends, the night for weepingTranslator: Richard Sturch; Author: Peter Abelard
Published in 3 hymnals
Audio files: Recording
1 This is the night, dear friends, the night for weeping,
when darkness' power overcomes the day,
the night the faithful mourn the weight of evil
whereby our sins the Son of Man betray.
2 This night the traitor, wolf within the sheepfold,
betrays himself into his victim's will;
the Lamb of God for sacrifice preparing,
sin brings about the cure for sin's own ill.
3 This night Christ institutes his holy supper,
blest food and drink for heart and soul and mind;
this night injustice joins its hands to treason's,
and buys for death the ransom of mankind.
4 This night the Lord by slaves shall be arrested,
he who destroys our slavery to sin;
accused of crime, to criminals be given,
that judgement on the righteous judge begin.
5 O make us sharers, Saviour, of your passion,
that we may share your glory that shall be;
let us pass through these three dark nights of sorrow
to Easter's laughter and its liberty.
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|Instances (3)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #375||This is the night, dear friends, the night for weeping||Richard Lyman Sturch (b. 1936); Peter Abelard (1079-1142)||Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)||22.214.171.124||1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 1:29; John 18:1 - 19:37; Luke 22:1 - 23:48; Mark 14:32-72; Matthew 26:14-27||INTERCESSOR||B Flat Major||2005|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #206||This is the night, dear friends, the night for weeping||This Is the Night||Peter Abélard; Richard Lyman Sturch||Margaret R. Tucker||126.96.36.199||Isaiah 53:7; Matthew 26:14 - 27:66; Mark 14:10 - 15:47; Luke 22:1 - 23:56; John 13:1 - 14:31; John 18:1 - 19:41||MY NEIGHBOR||f minor||English||2013|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #389||This is the night, dear friends||188.8.131.52||1999|