It Was For Me by jc4u

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jc4u 102 +8

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It Was For Me

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Sally Deford

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Thank you, Cinnamon1965 for this beautiful Worship song!

About the Song (Sally DeFord)

Here you have it: the song that started it. Back in, oh, 1984-ish, a friend asked me to write something for her Relief Society lesson on the atonement. And thus, “It Was for Me” was born, along with an all-consuming, lifelong hobby. The song has morphed a bit, and, come to think of it, so has the hobby.

Some time in 2012 I got an itch to redo the piano part, so the version that Jacosa sings now has a new accompaniment. (It may work with the SATB, but I haven’t tried it.)

I tried (with varying success) to stick with a scriptural paraphrase for the verses, in order to tell the story very simply. The chorus expresses more of my personal feelings.

Lyrics

To the silent garden came Jesus with His disciples
To the garden of Gethsemane
Said He then
Sit ye here
Yonder will I go to pray
Tarry here and watch with me one hour

In dark Gethsemane, there prayed the Son of God
Who said, “Thy will be done,” and dared receive the bitter cup
And He, the sinless One, suffered all for sinful man
And His grief and pain
It was for me
In dark Gethsemane

Said He then
The hour is come
He is near who betrayeth me into the sinners’ hands
Taken
Mocked
Crowned with thorns
Left alone and forsaken
Left alone the heavy cross He bore

Blessings!

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