Were You There?

“Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, leading us to faith and worship, we have to see it as something done by us, leading us to repentance.  Only the man or woman who is prepared to own his share in the guilt of the cross may claim his share in its grace.”  ~ C.J. Mahaney

Were You There by Shai Linne  

This story starts at the climax, we find that time’s lapsed- don’t mind that

It’s kind of like a night cap filled with divine acts

We zoom in the lens on Christ’s agony on the garden

Doomed for His friends- His tragedy for our pardon

Foreseeing the Father’s cup of wrath has Him stifled and weak

He’s sweating blood with His disciples asleep

The Prince of Peace knows the beef shall increase

Since the thief approaches with the soldiers and the chief priests

His arrest is not just- neither is the trial

While Jesus is being treated foul, He sees Peter’s denial

He’s sent to Pilate, to Herod, back to Pilate

The violence of humanity at its finest

So now He stands before the crowd doomed to die

An angry mob who’s yelling out “crucify”

The way they treat the Lord of glory is debased and it’s foul

But you miss the point if you don’t see your face in the crowd

 

Chorus

 

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there? Were you there? (4x)

Man, sometimes it causes me to tremble

Yo, sometimes it causes me to tremble

 

This story starts at the climax, we find that time’s lapsed- don’t mind that

It’s kind of like a night cap filled with divine acts

We zoom in the lens on Christ’s agony in the garden

Doomed for His friends- it had to be for the pardon

And delivery from misery of kids who speak wickedly

Sinfully, inwardly slick with the iniquity

We see disciples sleep and mock today with a lot to say

But we do the same thing when we don’t watch and pray

Like Judas, we sell Christ out to get the treasure

Whether it’s the cheddar or forbidden pleasure

Like the chief priests, we want Christ to surrender

But we want Him out the way when He doesn’t fit our agenda

Like Peter, we have misplaced, fleshly confidence

But we’ll deny the Lord when faced with deadly consequence

Like Herod, we’re curious about Christ because He’s famous

But we quickly get bored with Him when He doesn’t entertain us

Like Pilate, we see Christ and find nothing wrong with Him

But when the world chooses the wicked, we go right along with them

Despite His kindness, we seek to do our Maker violence

The fallenness of humanity at its finest

So now He stands before the crowd doomed to die

An angry mob who’s yelling out “crucify”

The way they treat the Lord of glory is debased and it’s foul

But you miss the point if you don’t see your face in the crowd

 

This story starts at the climax, we find that time’s lapsed- don’t mind that

It’s kind of like a night cap filled with divine acts

We zoom in the lens on Christ’s agony on the garden

Doomed for His friends- His tragedy for our pardon

Foreseeing the Father’s cup of wrath- it has Him stifled and weak

He’s sweating blood with His disciples asleep

The Prince of Peace knows the beef shall increase

Since the thief approaches with the soldiers and the chief priests

His arrest is not just- neither is the trial

While Jesus is being treated foul, he sees Peter’s denial

He’s sent to Pilate, to Herod, back to Pilate

The violence of humanity at its finest

So now He stands before the crowd doomed to die

An angry mob who’s yelling out “crucify”

The way we treat the Lord of glory is debased and it’s foul

Ashamed, I bow because I see my face in the crowd

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