“Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die” (Matthew 20:18; NLT).
1. I long for you
As evening falls,
And dusk turns into night.
Father, Must I drink this cup? It’s too late now for flight.
2. I yearn for you
When morning comes.
I want to do your will.
Lord, I am lost: betrayed; condemned – And yet I trust you still.
3. My strength is gone
And death draws near.
I cannot bear this pain.
Father, Come to rescue me, Then I’ll rejoice again.
4. I thirst for you.
My courage fails –
Destroyed by sin and shame.
Lord, Why have you forsaken me, Though I cry out your name?
1. As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God (Psalm 42:1; NLT).
Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death” (Matthew 26:36-8; NLT).
My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me (Psalm 55:4-5; NIV).
He went on a little further and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me…
2. …Yet I want your will to be done, not mine” (Matthew 26:39; NLT).
I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning (Psalm 130:6; NET).
The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss. Then you can take him away under guard (Mark 14:44; NLT).
So Pilate sentenced Jesus to die as they demanded (Luke 23:24; NLT).
Don’t you realise that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly? (Matthew 26:53; NLT).
3. My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me. My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth (Psalm 22:14-15; NLT).
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name” (Psalm 91:14; NLT).
4. Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the scripture),“I thirst” (John 19:28; RSV).
It was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down (Isaiah 53:4; NLT).
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? (Psalm 22:1; NIV).
May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10; NLT).
1. At birth
We separate from you –
Living in exile,
Far from heaven above.
2. Each day,
We search for you as best we can –
Bearing our burdens;
Growing in your love.
3. Throughout our lives
We strive to do your will –
Serving your kingdom;
Following your Son.
4. In death,
We reunite with you at last –
Dwelling beyond all time,
For we are one.
Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love
(Romans 8:38; NLT).
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1. I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).
You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13; NIV).
You brought me out of the womb (Psalm 22:9; NIV).
I will be a sanctuary to you during your time in exile (Ezekiel 11:16; NLT).
2. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord (Jeremiah 29:13-14; NIV).
Then he [Jesus] said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23; NLT).
May the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow (1 Thessalonians 3:12; NLT).
3. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God (Psalm 143:10; NLT).
I want your will to be done, not mine (Matthew 26:39; NLT).
Since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear (Hebrews 12:28; NKJV).
Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me” (Matthew 4:19; NLT).
4. Then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NLT).
I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever (Psalm 23:6; KJV).
I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one (John 17:21; NLT).
All glory to him who alone is God, our Saviour through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen (Jude 1:25; NLT).