Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Two different versions of the song Gethsemane, from Jesus Christ Superstar. A combination Maundy Thursday and Good Friday post.








I only want to say
If there is a way
Take this cup away from me
For I don't want to taste its poison
Feel it burn me,
I have changed - I'm not as sure
As when we started

Then I was inspired
Now I'm sad and tired
Listen, surely I've exceeded
Expectations
Tried for three years
Seems like thirty
Could you ask as much
From any other man?

But if I die,
See the saga through,
And do the things you ask of me,
Let them hate me, hit me, hurt me,
Nail me to their tree,
I'd want to know,
I'd want to know, my God,
I'd want to know,
I'd want to know, my God,
I'd want to see,
I'd want to see, my God,
I'd want to see,
I'd want to see my God!

Why I should die?
Would I be more noticed
Than I ever was before?
Would the things I've said and done
Matter any more?
I'd have to know,
I'd have to know, my Lord,
I'd have to know,
I'd have to know, my Lord,
I'd have to see,
I'd have to see, my Lord,
I'd have to see,
I'd have to see my Lord!

If I die what will be my reward?
If I die what will be my reward?
I'd have to know,
I'd have to know, my Lord,
I'd have to know,
I'd have to know, my Lord!

Why, why should I die?
Oh, why should I die?
Can you show me now
That I would not be killed in vain?
Show me just a little
Of your omnipresent brain
Show me there's a reason
For your wanting me to die
You're far too keen on where and how,
But not so hot on why.
Alright - I'll die!
Just watch me die …
See how I die,
See how I die!


Then I was inspired
Now I'm sad and tired
After all I've tried for three years -
Seems like ninety -
Why then am I scared
To finish what I started?
What you started -
I didn't start it!
God thy will is hard,
But you hold every card.
I will drink your cup of poison.
Nail me to your cross and break me.
Bleed me, beat me,
Kill me, take me now,
Before I change my mind.

2 comments:

LSL said...

Is it ok to say - Jesus is cute!

Palm Springs Savant said...

What a clever idea for this post, I had forgotten about that musical!

Happy Easter