Friday, April 10, 2009

Were You There?




"Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble!
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?


Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble!
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?


Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble tremble!
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?"


~

" And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. And it was the third hour when they crucified Him. And the inscription of the charge against Him read, "THE KING OF THE JEWS." And they crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left. [And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And He was numbered with the transgressors."] And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself, and come down from the cross!" In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes, were mocking Him among themselves and saying, "He saved others; He cannot save Himself. Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!" And those who were crucified with Him were casting the same insult at Him. And when the sixth hour had come, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" which is translated, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAS THOU FORSAKEN ME?" And when some of the bystanders heard it, they began saying, "Behold, He is calling for Elijah." And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down." And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"

Mark 15: 24-39

This is not the end! This true story to be continued!

( lyrics from Traditional Spiritual, Were You There?)

5 comments:

Miss Jen said...

Awww....
what a beautiful post! ;)
That beloved spiritual song brings back memories to me of my hand~bell choir! We played a stirring arrangement of that piece (Where You There?) last year at Easter time.... with a trumpet and hand~bells it was glorious! Oh what a Savior we have in Christ Jesus!! Many Blessings to you on this Good Friday, Lady Farmer.

With Much Love in Christ,
Miss Jen


"But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our
Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me,
and I to the world." - Galatians 6:14

Jennifer said...

I was singing through the whole post...I'll probably be back to sing it again! Have a beautiful day....

LDH said...

Stopping by to say I have missed you and to send you Happy Easter wishes!

Marqueta said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

What a lovely post; I love that hymn.

May you enjoy a blessed Easter,

full of His grace,

Love,

Marqueta

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