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What Held You on the Cross
by Michael O'Brien



I know you. I’ve seen you all my life.
A figure on a crucifix, a death without a fight.
Hanging there upon the cross just by your hands and feet.
The Picture’s clear, but the story’s incomplete.

So what was it that led you to that tree?
That made you lay your body down to save someone like me?
The story’s true, I know that you were God inside a man.
So I guess sometimes it’s hard to understand…

What held you on the cross when you could have walked away?
I see what you have done and I just have to say…
What held you on the cross was more than just the nails.
With all the pain and suffering and all that you have lost
Your love for me could only be what held you on the cross.

You saw me - guess you must have known…
My life would be in darkness so you and you alone
Would bear the stripes, the crown of thorns, and all humility.
Lord I see myself, but it’s hard for me to see…

What held you on the cross when you could have walked away?
I see what you have done and I just have to say…
What held you on the cross was more than just the nails.
With all the pain and suffering and all that you have lost
Your love for me could only be what held you on the cross.

I don’t deserve your mercy – still you loved me just the same.
You died for me and yet it’s hard to know…

What held you on the cross when you could have walked away?
I see what you have done and I just have to say…
What held you on the cross was more than just the nails.
With all the pain and suffering and all that you have lost
Your love for me could only be what held you on the cross.

Your love for me could only be what held you on the cross.

Submitted by Kevin Stinde
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written by O'BRIEN, MICHAEL / HAMM, REGIE GLENN
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY