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"Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." - 1 Corinthians 15:57
This song was originally written for the Good Friday service in 2010. Several months later a major rewrite occurred during The Shore recording sessions with our Co-Producer, David Wilton, but was left off the album. Now, two years after the original writing of the song, we have rearranged it a third time, seeing the song to completion.
We hope it serves as a helpful song of meditation & praise as we remember, mourn, celebrate, and worship our Victorious Savior this Passion Week season.
Jesus went to the garden to pray on his knees.
Jesus wept in the garden, "May this cup pass from me;
not my will but yours be done.
Not my will but yours be done.”
Jesus went to the cross to atone for you and me.
Jesus hung on the cross and prayed, “Set them free;
forgive them for they know not what they've done.
Forgive them for they know not what they've done.”
(They know not what they've done)
Jesus went to the mountain to die on Calvary.
Jesus bled on the cross to bear all iniquity.
“My Father, why have you forsaken me?
My Father, why?”
Jesus death is the tragedy of all my sin,
but Jesus rose victorious, amen.
Amen (He is risen, He is risen)
released May 1, 2012
written by David A. Cover, Christine Cover, & David Wilton
arranged by Andrew Camp, David A. Cover, Andrew Luley, & David Wilton
strings arranged by David Wilton, Tifah Phillips, & David A. Cover
produced & engineered by David Wilton & David A. Cover
mixed by David A. Cover
mastered by Rick Fisher (RFI Mastering)
cover art by Christine Cover
Taylor Bonderer - violin
Andrew Camp - electric guitar
Christine Cover - vocals
David A. Cover - acoustic & electric guitars, bass, BGVs
Rhett Johnson - slide electric
Scott Johnson - piano
Andrew Luley - drums & tambourine
Tifah Phillips (of Page CXVI) - cello
Jake Wandel - viola