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Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges

GUEST,Alta Rigo 05 Sep 01 - 11:45 PM
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Subject: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: GUEST,Alta Rigo
Date: 05 Sep 01 - 11:45 PM

There is a documentary about gospel music called "Somebody Say 'Amen'!" I think it was in that film that I heard an old gospel song (from about 1930, I think) called "Jesus Dropped The Charges."

Does somebody out there know it?

Alta


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 12:14 AM

Not me, but can't wait to hear more!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 02:41 AM

Well, there's a partial recording here (click). Seems that the song is popular in Germany, among groups that sing English-language gospel songs.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: GUEST,Alta Rigo
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 03:08 AM

Joe, I downloaded it but I can't open it until I get RealPlayer. Thanks for posting the link.

I still hope someone has a copy of the lyrics.

Somewhere in my vast unlabeled videotape collection, I may have the "Somebody Say 'Amen' " video.

Thanks again.

Alta


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: GUEST,Alta Rigo
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 11:59 PM

Just refreshing the thread to see if someone can post the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 03:37 AM

Alta, I seem to recall hearing that song. It started out something like, "I was guilty, guilty as sin ..." or something like that, but that :Jesus dropped the charges and set me free." I hope someone knows it.

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 07:17 AM

This was sung by the O'Neal Twins in the documentary film Say Amen, Somebody. I'm not sure but I think it is their original number. Video and soundtrack CD are available.

Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: GUEST,Alta Rigo
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 12:58 PM

Thanks, Masato, Is Say Amen, Somebody available on videotape?

Alta


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 01:06 PM

Yes, Alta Rigo. Video info is here.

Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: GUEST,Alta Rigo
Date: 29 Sep 01 - 03:35 AM

Thanks, Masato, for posting the link to the video. I plan to buy it, but I would still welcome anyone's posting the lyrics here, since others may be interested, too.

Alta


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: Genie
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 02:37 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: masato sakurai
Date: 08 Oct 01 - 12:47 AM

The "Say Amen, Somebody" soundtrack CD is this.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Oct 01 - 12:53 AM

That was fun-- Masato, HERE at that site you can hear a blues version of the spiritual, "Wish I'se in Heaven Sittin' Down." Only one verse but a whole different direction from the spiritual as I have seen it-- except the last line. But the tune, altho a little bluesier, is as I recall it. Cool!

It was R.L. Burnside, "Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down"

Also at that site I can strongly recommend Ray Wylie Hubbard. He's.... like no one else.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 29 Nov 01 - 08:42 PM

There's an .MP3 file at this site.

Lin


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 07:31 PM

Transcribed from .mp3 at link above; can't make out the last line. There appears to be more to the song, as the .mp3 stops rather abruptly. I tried Joe's link above to see if there might be more there, but am unable to distinguish any more lyrics.

Lin

I was guilty (guilty) up on (?) charges
To my disgrace.
Jesus, with special love,
Saved me by his grace.
He pleaded, (he pleaded)
He pleaded, (he pleaded)
He pleaded my case,
I know Jesus dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
No one's seen __________ I've seen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: pattyClink
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 04:26 PM

well, I'm better at translating Southren than German gospel lyrics, but the last line sounds to me like "now I'm saved, oh yes, I'm saved." Somebody else want to confirm or deny?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: Genie
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 08:19 PM

Lin and Patty, from the MP3 and what I recall of "Say Amen, Somebody," I get the impression there may be no more lyrics, but maybe someone out there knows.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Feb 08 - 03:12 AM

These are posted at YouTube.

Jesus Dropped The Charges - The O'Neil Twins, from Say Amen, Somebody

Jesus Dropped The Charges - Third Exodus - Trinidad Music

Jesus Dropped the Charges - Talley Trio


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped The Charges
From: GUEST,pattyClink
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 09:57 PM

The last line on the first verse of the O'Neil version sounds like "I'm saved through faith and grace".

Guys, ya gotta click on the O'Neil video, it'll do your hearts good.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: GUEST,Dewayne Winters
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 04:59 PM

I just wanted to know where can I get this cd. If anyone knows how...please email me at dewaynewinters@yahoo.com.

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: Peace
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 05:53 PM

Lyrics here.


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Subject: Lyr Add: JESUS DROPPED THE CHARGES
From: Peace
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 05:54 PM

Verse 1:
I was guilty (guilty)
of all the charges (charges),
doomed and disgraced,
but Jesus (Jesus)
with His special love (special love)
saved me by His grace;
He pleaded (pleaded)
and He pleaded (pleaded)
He pleaded my case.

Chorus 1:
Jesus dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
and now I'm saved through grace and faith.

Verse 2:
I was guilty (guilty)
for oh so long (so long)
lived in sin too long,
but Jesus (Jesus)
with His special love (special love)
reached out with His arms so strong;
He picked me (picked me up),
turned me around (turned me around)
gave me a brand new song.

Chorus 2:
Jesus dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
and to Him I belong.

Verse 3:
If they remember (remember)
and remember (remember)
some of the things I've done,
but Jesus (Jesus)
with His special love (special love)
forgave me from everyone;
He put me (put me)
on the right road (right road)
lifted my heavy load.

Chorus 3:
Jesus dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
now I'm free down in my soul.

Bridge:
He dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
(although I was wrong).

He dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
(showed me right from wrong).

He dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
(and cast them all away);

at Calvary I heard Him say,
at Calvary I heard Him say,
at Calvary I heard Him say,
"case dismissed, case dismissed",
"saved by grace"

Vamp:
He dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: ClaireBear
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 07:50 PM

This is now going to be my April solo for the gospel choir I'm in, thanks to that YouTube link. Thanks! (I think...)


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Subject: It Was Jesus Who Lifted My Heavy Load
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 11:59 PM

Anybody have lyrics for "It Was Jesus Who Lifted My Heavy Load"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: Genie
Date: 29 Apr 09 - 03:28 AM

So glad some of you found "Jesus Dropped The Charges." I'd forgotten this thread, but I wanted to hear the full song too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 05:49 PM

Any body find the chords or printed music to this yet? I see him appear to be singing from a book.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fck3i2y4Ms

Jesus Dropped The Charges - Third Exodus - Trinidad Music

I was guilty of all the charges, doomed in disgrace,
But Jesus with His special love saved me by His grace;
He pleaded and He pleaded, He pleaded my case,
Jesus dropped the charges, Jesus dropped the charges,
Now I'm saved through grace and faith.

I was guilty for so long,
Lived in sin too long,
But Jesus with His special love,
Reached down with His arm so strong;
He picked me up and turned me around,
Gave me a brand new song,
Jesus dropped the charges,
Now to Him I belong.

We may remember and remember,
All of the things we've done,
But Jesus with His special love,
Forgave us of every one;
He put me on the right road,
Lifted my heavy load,
Jesus dropped the charges,
Now I'm free down in my soul.

CHORUS

He dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
Although I was wrong,
He dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
Showed me right from wrong,
He dropped the charges,
Jesus dropped the charges,
Cast them all away.

At Calvary I heard Him say,
At Calvary I heard Him say,
At Calvary I heard Him say,
Case dismissed, case dismissed,
Saved by grace.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 08:06 PM

JDtC is on Youtube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: GUEST
Date: 03 May 12 - 09:52 AM

Third Exodus Assembly does have just the words printed in their own little words only hymnal printed in Trinidad.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 May 12 - 12:28 PM

Talley Trio, Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwi_nUD_Lts

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: Genie
Date: 03 May 12 - 04:06 PM

Jesus Dropped The Charges - Talley Trio


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Subject: Lyrics add: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: Genie
Date: 03 May 12 - 05:39 PM

I like the Third Exodus rendition as much, or more:

Third Exodus: "Jesus Dropped The Charges"   

I'm reposting the lyrics as they're sung in the Third Exodus video.   There are several variations of the chorus.


JESUS DROPPED THE CHARGES
(as sung by Third Exodus)

I was guilty (guilty) of all the charges (charges),
doomed in disgrace,

But Jesus (Jesus) with His special Love (spedial Love),
saved me by His grace;

He pleaded (pleaded) and He pleaded (pleaded),
He pleaded my case.
Jesus dropped the charges (He dropped the charges),
Jesus dropped the charges, (Now I'm saved)

Now I'm saved through grace and faith.

Chorus 1:
   
He dropped the charges, 
 Jesus dropped the charges,
   
Although I was wrong.
   
He dropped the charges, 
 Jesus dropped the charges, 
   
Showed me right from wrong.
   
He dropped the charges, 
 Jesus dropped the charges,
   
Cast them all away.
   
And Jesus dropped the charges (Oh, He dropped the charges).
   
Jesus dropped the charges,
Now I'm saved through Grace and faith.






I was guilty (guilty) for so long (for so long),
lived in sin too long,

But Jesus (Jesus) with His special Love (special Love)

Reached down with His arm so strong.
He picked me (He picked me up) up and turned me around (turned me around),

Oh, He gave me a brand new song,

And Jesus dropped the charges (Oh, He dropped the charges),

Jesus dropped the charges (Now to Him),

Now to Him I belong.

Chorus 2:
   
He dropped the charges, 
Jesus dropped the charges,
   
Although I was wrong. Yeah,
   
He dropped the charges, 
 Jesus dropped the charges, oh,
   
He showed me right from wrong.
   
He dropped the charges, Jesus dropped the charges, oh,
   
Cast them all away.
   
And Jesus dropped the charges (He dropped the charges).
   
Jesus dropped the charges, (Now to Him)
Now to Him I belong.





We may remember (remember), I remember (remember)

All of the things we've done,

But Jesus (Jesus) with His special Love (special Love)

Forgave us of every one.

He put me (put me) on the right road (on the right road),

And He lifted my heavy load.

And Jesus dropped the charges (He dropped the charges),

Jesus dropped the charges (Now I'm free)
Now I'm free down in my soul.


Chorus 3:
   
Oh, He dropped the charges, (He dropped the charges)
   
Oh, Jesus dropped the charges,
   
Although I was wrong. Yeah,
   
He dropped the charges, 
   
Ah, Jesus dropped the charges, 
   
Showed me right from wrong.
   
He dropped the charges, 
   
Oh, Jesus dropped the charges,
   
Cast them all away.
And Jesus dropped the charges (He dropped the charges).
   
Jesus dropped the charges, (Now I'm free)
Now I'm free down in my soul.


Chorus 2 repeats:   
He dropped the charges, (He dropped the charges)
   
Jesus dropped the charges,
   
Although I was wrong. Yeah,
   
He dropped the charges, 
   
Jesus dropped the charges, 
   
And showed me right from wrong.
He dropped the charges, oh,
   
Jesus dropped the charges,
   
And He cast them all away.
And Jesus dropped the charges (Oh, He dropped the charges).
   
Jesus dropped the charges,
Now I'm free down in my soul.

Chorus 4:
    He dropped, (He dropped the charges)
    Jesus dropped the charges
    Although I was wrong, Yeah
    He dropped the charges, Jesus dropped the charges
    And He showed me right from wrong.
    He dropped the charges, Jesus dropped the charges.
    Oh, he cast them all away
    (Oh, at Calvary) at Calvary I heard Him say,
   
    (Oh, at Calvary) at Calvary I heard Him say,
   
    (At Calvary) at Calvary I heard Him say,
   
    "Case dismissed, case dismissed.
 Saved by Grace."

(Repeat Chorus 4 ad libitum)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Jesus Dropped the Charges
From: Genie
Date: 03 May 12 - 06:55 PM

It seems the lyrics posted by "GUEST" above are the original or standard lyrics, as sung by The Talley Trio and the O'Neal Twins, not the version/arrangement sung by the Third Exodus - Trinidad group.

The O'Neals' recording (vinyl) was earlier, and you can hear it here:
"Jesus Dropped The Charges" - Edgar O'Neal, piano, Edward O'Neal, lead vocal

I'm pretty sure this one is the one I saw and heard in "Say Amen, Somebody."   I definitely prefer it to the others because of its tempo, intensity, and joyful spirit!



One YouTube poster says the song was written my "Mr. Clean" and I think he's referring to Bishop Richard "Mr. Clean" White, but I can't confirm that he wrote the song.

Another source, from the '70s, refers to "the O'Neal Twins' rendition of Prof. Ronnie Felder's gospel classic 'Jesus Dropped the Charges', and it seems Felder's recording did precede Edgar and Edward O'Neal's recording, but it's still not clear whether Felder wrote the song or was simply the first one to get a lot of attention for recording it.


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