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  1. An African American spiritual that probably predates the Civil War, "Were You There" was first published in William Barton's Old Plantation Hymns (). The spiritual's earlier roots include a white spiritual known in Tennessee as "Have you heard how they crucified my Lord?" Additional stanzas are available from oral and written tradition.
  2. Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree? Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree? Oh sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree? Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? Oh.
  3. May 02,  · Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) - piano instrumental hymn with lyrics - Duration: Kaleb Brasee , views. Language: English Location: United States.
  4. Robert Lau's original melody maintains the mournful and overwhelming emotion of the traditional, and the addition of Christ's last words from the cross emphasize the tremendous pain and grief of those final hours. “Were You There?” is a moving and dramatic anthem for Lent or Holy Week.
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  7. Included in almost every major hymnal of the last thirty years, “Were You There” is one of the most prominent and popular of the African-American spirituals. Yet, like most spirituals, the origins of “Were You There” are impossible to trace, borne not from the pen of an individual but out of the communal slave experience.
  8. Hymn Story Were You There? Hymn lists by book of Bible This is an African-American spiritual—author known only to God. These spirituals were popular among American slaves quite early—how early we can't say. They started becoming known in the wider church (white congregations).
  9. A E A Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree? A E A Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? D E Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? A A7 D Dm O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble! A E A Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? A E A Were you there when He rose up from the grave?

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