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Coyote Breath Lyr Req: A song about Christ's Passion (9) Lyr Add: TOO LATE (from Roy Shepard) 26 Mar 04

In case anyone is interested I finally found the record that had the song I was concerned with.

It was from Starday's Hall of Fame Series. SEP-165 (a 45 rpm disk with 6 songs, three on each side). I was wrong about the artist. The performer was Roy Shepard. The title was "Too Late". This song squarely places the blame for the execution of Jesus where it rightfully belongs; on all of us!

Here are the words:

"Too Late"

One morning just at daybreak
The sun it would not shine
They crucified the saviour
This deed was yours and mine
He died to save the world from sin
He showed his love for all
They wouldn't believe He was the one
Who came from heaven above

The day is surely coming
When He will come again
He'll stand upon the throne of God
To judge the souls of men
Too late to say "I'm sorry"
Too late to run and hide
Too late to ask forgiveness
Too late my brother to cry

They mocked Him and they scorned Him
They even pierced His side
The water and blood came pouring down
The sins of all to hide
But still He uttered not a word
He knew He had to die
The awful shame the Saviour bore
The sins of men to hide

Repeat chorus:

The tune is "Knoxville Girl", pretty much. The cut is done in nice, tight three part harmony, typical of early bluegrass.

I found the record down behind some books in a seldom used bookcase I was culling for the up-coming library rumage sale.

I like the song. The tune is strong, the harmony is well assembled and the over all sense of the words convey the Passion of the Christ with as much impact as Mel Gibson's film, and without what I now think is a great deal of pointless violence.

Thanks to all who lent assistance. I could make a CD copy of the song should anyone care for a copy. PM me for details.


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