45 Good Friday Service Song Ideas + FREE MP3 Downloads

Good Friday—like Easter and Christmas—is observed by almost all Christian denominations. In fact, it’s a legal holiday in most countries.

On Good Friday, Christians expressly remember the suffering, humiliation and death endured by our Lord through prayers, songs and other devotions.

Church altars are kept bare and a solemn mournful atmosphere is maintained as the congregation worships the crucified Christ.

Scripture readings focus on the Gospel narratives of the passion of the Lord and other related verses.

Catholics also pray ‘The Stations of the Cross’, a 14-step devotional to reflect on the events of Good Friday—from the sentencing of Jesus till His Body being laid in the tomb. Another unique feature of Good Friday worship is the ‘Veneration of the Cross’, during which people remember the crucifixion by adoring a Crucifix representing Christ.

One of the most famous prayers recited on Good Friday is:

‘We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee because by Thy Holy Cross Thou has Redeemed the World.’

45 songs for Good Friday worship

Songs and hymns, which help us reflect on the passion of the Lord are most appropriate for Good Friday worship. Other themes to sing would be salvation, gratitude, merits of the Cross, the Blood of Christ, redemption and so on.

Let’s get to the song list. Here are two free songs to get you started:

1. Your Grace is Enough – Catherine C Harry

2. Lamb of God (Good Friday Song) – Ann Swetha & Nora Alexy

Here’s the rest of the list:

  1. Above all – Lenny Leblanc YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  2. All because of the Cross – Paul Baloche YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  3. Amazing love – Passion YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  4. At The Foot Of The Cross – Kathryn Scott YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  5. Beautiful Lovely Jesus – Jami Smith YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  6. Because of Your love – Phil Wickham YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  7. Beneath the Cross – Keith & Kristyn Getty YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  8. Embrace the Cross – Jeremy Horn YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  9. Forgiven Forever – Glenn Packiam YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  10. Good Shepherd Of My Soul – Keith & Kristyn Getty YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  11. How Great is the Love – Paul Baloche YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  12. I cling to the Cross – Paul Baloche YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  13. I have decided – Kathryn Scott YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  14. I stand amazed – Robin Mark YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  15. I surrender – Dave Bilbrough YouTube
  16. I will boast – Chris Tomlin YouTubeLyrics & Chords
  17. I Will Sing the Wondrous Story – Robin Mark YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  18. In the Blood – Israel Houghton YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  19. Jesus paid it all – Kristian Stanfill YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  20. Majestic – Kari Jobe YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  21. Mighty is the power of the Cross – Chris Tomlin YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  22. My Jesus I love Thee – Andy Park YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  23. No Wonder (Roar of the Rugged Cross) – River Valley Worship YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  24. Nothing but the Blood – Hillsong YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  25. O the Blood – Gateway Church YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  26. O to see the dawn – Stuart Townend YouTube | Lyrics & chords (best Good Friday song ever?!)
  27. Once again – Matt Redman YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  28. Once and for all – Passion YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  29. Once and For All – Lauren Daigle YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  30. Once For All – Paul Baloche YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  31. Power of the Cross – Israel Houghton YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  32. Rock of Ages – Josh Rumble Last.fm
  33. Sweetly broken – Jeremy Riddle YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  34. To the Cross – Paul Baloche YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  35. To The Cross I Come – Paul Baloche + All Sons & Daughters YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  36. When I survey the wondrous Cross – Tim Hughes YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  37. Wholly Thine – Meredith Andrews YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  38. Worthy Is the Lamb – Hillsong Live YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  39. Worthy of All My Love – Andy Park YouTube
  40. You led me to the Cross – Matt Redman YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  41. Your Blood Ran Down – Paul Baloche YouTube | Lyrics & Chords
  42. Your Cross is enough – Worship Central YouTube | Lyrics & chords
  43. Your Royal Blood – Rend Collective Experiment YouTube | Lyrics & chords

Hope these songs help deepen your Good Friday worship. Please leave a comment with your favorite Good Friday worship songs and help improve this list.