‘Were You There?’

Welcome to Good Friday–the day we set aside to proclaim the historical reality of the crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?, performed by HeartCry Worship.

There is more distraction than usual, this Easter. Many of our churches are closed. Use hymns, prayer, and Bible-reading to focus.

By Request, ‘Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?’

Requested by Phoebe, sung by Johnny Cash–a traditional gospel hymn, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?

These images (from Jesus of Nazareth, I believe) are strong medicine, and hard to bear. Crucifixion was an ugly way to die. I have to fight a need to avert my eyes. But this was the atonement for all the sins of all the world–for our sins–with the penalty paid by God Himself in the person of His beloved Son. Paid for all time. This is the very core of our Christian faith.

‘Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?’

I should have had this for Good Friday or Easter Sunday, but better late than never. This is another one my mother used to sing. Sometimes it would make me cry, when I was a little boy. This is Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?, sung by Johnny Cash… decades ago on TV.

‘Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?’

This being Good Friday, I thought this a suitable hymn to share with you–Johnny Cash performing Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?

My mother used to sing this around the house. I trust she sings it now, in glory.