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7 Thought-Provoking Songs About the Crucifixion

7 Thought-Provoking Songs About the Crucifixion

A silhouette of the image of the crucified Christ against a sunset in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. | (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/AntanO)

For the hundreds of millions of Christians who observe Holy Week, the Friday before Easter is a time of solemn reflection on the crucifixion of Jesus.

Known as "Good Friday," the day is often marked by special worship services and re-enactments of the last hours of Jesus, from being condemned by Pilate to being buried in a rock tomb.

Over the centuries, many songs and hymns have been written with a focus on the crucifixion. Here, in no particular order, are seven thought-provoking music pieces that focus on the cross.

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