Were you there? – what if you were…?

The hymn “Were You There” has long been a  favorite, and I have been singing it at my church every Good Friday for a number of years.  This year, as I prepared for services, these additional words were placed on my heart to share…           Listen to the  audio file  linked here.

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

I was there at Gethsemane, when Jesus went to pray

All He asked of me was to stay and watch

I couldn’t even stay awake an hour for my Savior

Yes I was 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

I was warming by the fire when the servant girl walked by

Asking me if I was Jesus’ friend

I didn’t just deny him once, but two more times and then

I was 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

I was standing on the hillside listening to the driving nails

I saw the blackened skies, the curtain torn, I knew

Not the thorny crown or driven spikes, it was my sin that pierced Him through

I was there when they laid Him in the tomb

Were you there when He rose up from the dead

Were you there when He rose up from the dead

O sometimes I feel like shouting glory glory glory

Were you there when He rose up from the dead

Oh, to be there on that glorious morn, to see the empty tomb

To see that heavy boulder laid aside

I’m born again, He’s saved my soul, and now I look and listen

For the trumpet call and a New Jerusalem

© Public Domain

Frederick J. Work | John Wesley, Jr. Work

additional lyrics – Dan Furnald (based on Gospels of Mark and Luke)

2 thoughts on “Were you there? – what if you were…?

  1. Dan,

    Just wonderful! Looking forward to hearing the audio file!!
    Do post it soon 🙂

    Praying that you all have a blessed Easter – please give everyone in the family our love…and lots of hugs!

    Pat/Paul

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