Holy Wednesday: April 4                                            

John 13:21-32

            After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking.

            One of his disciples–the one whom Jesus loved–was reclining next to him; Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?”

             Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot. After he received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “Do quickly what you are going to do.”   Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the festival”; or, that he should give something to the poor. So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.

             When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once.”

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What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul,
            what wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
            to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
            to bear the dreadful curse for my soul!

 

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
            when I was sinking down, sinking down;
when I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown,
            Christ laid aside his crown for my soul, for my soul,
            Christ laid aside his crown for my soul!

 

To God and to the Lamb I will sing, I will sing,
            to God and to the Lamb I will sing!
To God and to the Lamb, who is the great “I AM,”
            while millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing,
            while millions join the theme, I will sing!

                                    Appalachian folk hymn.  12.9.12.12.9

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