1 When Jesus came to Golgotha they hanged him on a tree,
they drove great nails through hands and feet, and made a Calvary;
they crowned him with a crown of thorns, red were his wounds and deep,
for those were crude and cruel days, and human flesh was cheap.
2 When Jesus came to live with us we simply passed him by,
we never hurt a hair of him, we only let him die;
for we had grown more tender, and we would not give him pain,
we only just passed down the street and left him in the rain.
3 Still Jesus cries, "Forgive them for they know not what they do,"
and still it rains the winter rain that drenches through and through;
the crowds go home and leave the streets without a soul to see,
and Jesus crouches 'gainst a wall and cries for Calvary.
|First Line:||When Jesus came to Golgotha they hanged him on a tree|
|Title:||When Jesus came to Golgotha|
|Author:||Geoffrey Anketel Studdert-Kennedy (1883-1929)|
|Topic:||Hymns and Spiritual Songs: Lent, Holy Week, and Easter|
|Composer:||Alec Wyton (b. 1921)|
|Copyright:||© 1988 Roger Dean Publishing Company, a division of the Lorenz Corp., Dayton, OH. All rights reserved. Reproduced by permission - License #413702|