Father, Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit 1

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. This command I have received from my Father.

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. This command I have received from my Father.

Christ’s Seventh Word From the Cross

Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last.

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It is Finished Reply

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill" -- Matthew 5:17

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill” — Matthew 5:17

Christ’s Sixth Word from the Cross

There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.

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Christ’s Third Word from the Cross

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. (John 19:26-27)

Our Lord addresses his first word from the cross to the Father, his second word to the repentant sinner (who represents us all), his third to “Woman.” More…

The Seventh Word, “Father, into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit” 6

“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” With a last sigh your head drops slowly towards us, with your chin just above the breast-bone. We can now look up at your face; finally it is relaxed and calm, illuminated with the gentle majesty of God. More…

The Third Word, “Behold Thy Son,” “Behold Thy Mother” 7

Meditation on the 7 Last Words, by Fr Jason Smith
The curses and insults have begun to dwindle. The large crowd is no longer interested in watching Jesus die. The show is over. More…