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Words and music: Stanley Brothers
From: "Nelman, Carl R" 

Cry From The Cross  

(G)One morning in Jerusalem,  a-(C)bout the break of (G)dawn,
a great trial was in session, they tried my blessed (D)Lord.
(G)They scorned him and they mocked him, they  (C)made him carry the (G)cross.
On top of Calvary Mountain they (D)crucified my (G)Lord.

(G)Oh he (C)cried (Jesus cried) from the (G)cross,
"Forgive them blessed Father," he died upon the (D)cross.
Oh he (C)cried (Jesus cried) from the (G)cross,
the Son of God was dying to (D)save the world from (G)loss.

(G)St. Peter, he denied him at that  (C)awful trial that (G)night,
he said he never knew him, it was an awful (D)sight.
(G)He looked upon St. Peter with  (C)eyes of perfect (G)love,
St. Peter's heart was broken, he (D)prayed to God a-(G)bove.   (chorus)

(G)Crying "Father it is finished!" and he  (C)bowed his head and (G)died,
the world was left in darkness, the graves were opened (D)wide.
An (G)earthquake shook Jerusalem, the  (C)dead walked into (G)town,
the multitudes were frightened, God's (D)wrath came pouring (G)down.   (chorus)