Bruce Mills Music

Jesus died on Friday afternoon
Lyrics
Jesus died on Friday afternoon (5:38)
© 2006 Bruce Mills (ASCAP)
Portions adapted from traditional spiritual "Were You There?"
The Hymnal for Celebration and Worship (© 1986 WORD MUSIC, Waco, Texas) p.181

When Jesus died on Friday afternoon
The sun turned black and hid behind the moon
The prophesies came true - all the mountains shook
The father turned his back - he could not look

When Jesus died on Friday afternoon
Above his head - dark angels hid the moon
Below his feet - blood and water soaked - the earth
And on his side the sorry sinner spoke - and the sinner says / oh the sinner says:

Chorus
Jesus - please take me with you where you go - he says
Please forgive me Jesus - for what I did was wrong - I know
I really do know that what I did was very wrong - so wrong
But Jesus - I never knew - I never knew - that death would take so long

Break

When Jesus died on Friday afternoon
The thunder came real hard - that afternoon - no mercy
There was no mercy as he suffered for so long - but Jesus says
Please don't forget me when I'm gone away - and Jesus says:

Chorus
Sinner I will take you where I go - oh Jesus says
Sinner - I forgive you though what you did was wrong - so wrong - and Jesus says
Forgive them - oh my father - for they know not what they do
And dying doesn't take so long - it's the suffering - it's just the suffering - that's so slow

When Jesus died on Friday afternoon
The sun turned black and hid behind the rising moon
The prophesies came true - the dying done - now all the dying done
The people now believe - oh
The people now believe
The people now believe -
This is - this is - the father's son
Description
Short Song Description:
"Were you there" gospel retro redone with new ideas / country / blue / gospel crossover
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Man being crucified with Jesus asks and receives liberty from suffering
Credits
Lyric Credits: Bruce Mills
Music Credits: Bruce Mills
Producer Credits: Dennis Field (Denmark Studio)
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Bruce Mills
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 5:38
Primary Genre: Blues-Gospel
Secondary Genre: Folk-Religious
Tempo / Feel: Floating
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Spirituality
Mood 1: Poignant
Language: English
Era: 1950 - 1959