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.
Source: Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #736
|First Line:||When Jesus came to Golgotha they hanged him on a tree|
|Title:||When Jesus Came to Golgotha|
|Author:||Geoffrey Anketel Studdert Kennedy|
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|Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #736||When Jesus came to Golgotha||When Jesus came to Golgotha they hanged him on a tree||INDIFFERENCE||Geoffrey Anketel Studdert-Kennedy (1883-1929)||126.96.36.199||Matthew 27:27-45; Mark 15:16-39; Luke 23:26-49; John 19:17-37; Acts 10:39; Galatians 3:13||1997||Hymns and Spiritual Songs | Lent, Holy Week, and Easter|