The rich, Russian musical tradition surrounding St. Dismas, the Thief Who Stole Paradise, has been one of my favorite discovers over the past few #LentInMusic projects. There are too few Good Fridays for all the ones I've discovered, so I'm using an "ordinary" Lenten Friday instead. (And here's the updated playlist.)
The wise thief didst Thou make worthy
of Paradise in a single moment, O Lord.
By the wood of Thy Cross,
illumine me also and save me!