Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

A very long time ago, I wrote a song. The lyrics are from the point of view of Roman soldier who plays an integral role in crucifying Jesus. Some good friends helped bring it to life with their musical talents that remain far superior to mine.  As the band grew, and I left on good terms to finish my computer science degree, the song eventually fell off the set list. It was never officially recorded or released - that I know of, anyway.  Yet, I've always wanted to do something more with it. I feel like it still has some potential.

So, today, I have taken it upon myself to re-write the lyrics a little, give it a new title, and who knows, maybe eventually it will get some new life. After all, new life is what this weekend is all about...


-= Centurion =-

You came to me
Like so many had before
Doomed to die
The crowd still shouting, "crucify!"

Crowned in thorns
Your wounded visage caught my eye
And looking past the blood I saw the love
The love that crowns and crucifies

(chorus)
And now I come to you
I plead the blood
I shed by my own hand
Father God, forgive me,
I knew not what I did

You left my whip
Beaten one lash short of death
Sadistically
I stripped your clothes and drove the nails

Darkness fell
My face turned pale, my blood ran cold
For dying on that cross I saw the Son
"My God, what have I done?"

(chorus)
Now I come to you
I plead the blood
I shed by my own hand
Father God, forgive me
I know well what I do

You rose again
Like no one had before
Victorious
Over Hades' deepest grave

Redemption dawns
As you roll the stone away
Now looking in your face I see the light
And on my knees I pray..

(chorus)
Now I come to you
I plead the blood
I shed by my own hand
Father God, forgive me
I know now what I did

Not The End