A time to watch, a time to pray,
A day of wonders is today:
The saddest, yet the gladdest too,
That earth or Heaven ever knew.
The saddest, for our Savior bore
His death, that we might die no more:
The agony, the scourge, the fear,
The crown of thorns, the cross, the spear.
And yet the gladdest, for today
Our load of sin was borne away:
And hopes of joy that never dies
Hang on our Savior’s sacrifice.
O Savior, how we bless Your name!
Yours is the glory, ours the shame;
By all the pain Your love endured
Let all our many sins be cured.