1 Downtrodden Christ, to you we pray
who at the third hour of the day
were led away and nailed up high
in naked shame beneath the sky:
Show through the pain that scars your face
the love of God, and our disgrace.

2 Uplifted Christ, to you we pray
who at the sixth hour of the day
took all our guilt upon that tree
in darkness, blood, and agony:
Look on our pride and unbelief,
grant us repentance and relief.

3 Outstretching Christ, to you we pray
who at the ninth hour of the day
alone dismissed your final breath
and opened heaven by your death:
Come to our dying world and reign,
that we with you may live again.

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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