March 18, 2017

Three Nails

by Gary Field (author's profile)

Transcription

Three Nails

(To be read aloud with soft musical accompaniment)

As our Lord was led
To Calvary's Hill
To what would soon
Be hallowed ground

Up in Heaven
It seemed
That time stood still
As the angels
Gathered around

As the scene
Continued to unfold
Though they could not
Understand it

They knew
That this had been foretold
This was the way
That God had planned it

[Lyrics set to music]
It would take three nails on Calvary
On that fateful day
Three nails on Calvary
To wash our sins away

But those angels who stood watching,
Weeping, fighting back the rage
God kept them from leaping
Kept them from that center stage

'Cause this was planned from the beginning
This was how it had to end
To remove that curse from sinning
So man could be born again

It would take three nails on Calvary
On that fateful day
Three nails on Calvary
To rip that veil away

One nail was of mercy
One nail was of grace
One nail for the Gift of God
Who died there in your place

But those angels who stood watching,
Weeping, fighting back the rage
God kept them from leaping
Kept them from that center stage

'Cause this was planned from the beginning
This was how it had to end
To remove that curse from sinning
So man could be born again

It would take three nails on Calvary
On that fateful day
Three nails on Calvary
'Cause there was hell to pay

One nail for the body
One nail for the soul
One nail for the spirit
Satan tried to control

One nail was for the man you were
One for who you now can be
That third nail put to death the curse
That third nail set you free

Yes it took three nails on Calvary
On that fateful day
Three nails on Calvary
To wash our sins away

Three nails on Calvary
To rip the veil away
Three nails on Calvary
'Cause there was hell to pay

[Instrumental break]

Now you hold those nails my friend
And I pray you understand
That you would have a choice to make
Was a part of that plan

And those angels who stood watching
Now wonder what you'll do
Once again they're watching
Only this time watching you

With those three nails from Calvary
Will they wash your sins away
Those three nails from Calvary
Will they rip the veil away

Those three nails from Calvary
Yes they're in your hands today
They're in your hands today
They're in your hands today

Words and music: Gary Field; Annotation: Matthew Swinford

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RRE Posted 8¬†months ago. ✓ Mailed 7¬†months ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. Unfortunately I couldn't transcribe the music but I'm sure that people will enjoy reading the lyrics and can see your original if they want to play the song. The song is really fitting for Lent!

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