Seven Last Sayings of Jesus

Alternate Labels

  • Seven Last Words, The
  • The Seven Last Words
  • Seven Words
  • The Seven Words
  • 7 Words from the Cross
  • 7 Last Words
  • The 7 Last Words
  • Words from the Cross
  • Sayings of Jesus on the cross
  • Seven Dying Words

Key Passages

  • Luke 23:34
  • Luke 23:43
  • John 19:26-27
  • Matthew 27:46
  • Mark 15:34
  • John 19:28
  • John 19:30
  • Luke 23:46

Reading List

Key Passages

  • Luke 23:34 (Father, forgive them)
  • Luke 23:43 (Today...)
  • John 19:26-27 (Woman, your son)
  • Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34 (Eli, eli, lama sabachthani)
  • John 19:28 (I thirst)
  • John 19:30 (It is finished)
  • Luke 23:46 (Father, into your hands)


Dictionary Articles

Journal Articles

Chapters in Monographs



First Saying (“Father, forgive them”)

Second Saying (“Today you will be with me”)

Third Saying (“Woman, behold your son”)

Fourth Saying (“Why have you forsaken me?”)

Fifth Saying (“I thirst”)

Sixth Saying (“It is finished!”)

Seventh Saying (“Father, into your hands”)


  • The Seven Last Words of Christ: A Sacred Cantata for Soli, Chorus and Orchestra by Theodore Dubois
  • Tre Ore: The Seven Last Words of Christ by Robert Barron
  • Seven Last Lords From the Cross by James MacMillan
  • Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross by Franz Joseph Haydn
  • The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross by César Francks
  • Seven Last Words From the Cross by Paul Carr
  • The Seven Last Words by Gubaidulina
  • Seven Last Words by Heinrich Schütz

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