Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Susan from California Good Friday music & memories (13) RE: BS: GOOD FRIDAY 18 Apr 03

Here are lyrics to a song that my husband, Keith Johnson, wrote this year. It's meant for Holy Week.


Just like an army that was come to set us free
I remember where I was when you rode in.
The banners flying high, almost reaching to the sky
Palm branches marked the path where you had been.

We cry Barabus, give us Barabus.

I think about the way the soldiers make us haul their load.
I think about the tax we have to pay.
They beat us, they rape us:
I don't really want to know.
I believed you were gonna make them pay.

We cry Barabus, give us Barabus.

Crucify Him, crucify Him. (this is repeated for a verse)

We cry Barabus, give us Barabus.

I watch you pray, the price you pay to save us
Even though the world's hatred is all inside us.
It's as though we are willing if it'll unleash your anger,
To be wrong, to be criminal, even to die.
But we can't cry for mercy when we pray for vengeance,
When we think that forgiveness is some kind of weakness,
When the shame of the cross is covered by you,
Father, we don't know what we do.

We cry Barabus, give us Barabus.

His notes at the bottom of the page say only 4th fret Am-F several times E - Am- F

(Keith Johnson 2003 all rights reserved)

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.