Were You There?

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    The full title of this hymn is Were You There (When They Crucified Our Lord)? Its a stupid question. I was born over nineteen centuries after Jesus was crucified and I suspect that very few people alive today were there at the time. This hymn needs better lyrics and here they are:

Remember that they crucified Our Lord

because He taught what cannot be ignored,

    that none should ever be enslaved

    and from cold death weve all been saved.

Remember that they crucified Our Lord.

 

Remember that they crucified Our Lord

when He came to bring a cleansing sword,

    to cut away all pride and greed

    and fulfill our human need.

Remember that they crucified Our Lord.

 

They hung our Christ upon a phony tree,

because he dared to care for you and me.

    Out He reached to help the small

    and raised them up to stand full tall.

Remember that they crucified Our Lord.

 

From the grave the Christian spirit rose,

to void the fate our loving Jesus chose;

    to show that Death will hold no sway

    over us on Judgement Day.

Remember that they crucified Our Lord.

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