I Saw The Nails

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VERSE ONE
She stood amid a crowd of hateful men
Wondering if His pain would ever end
A sinner's debt He paid
As night it turned to day
His blood poured out, with great dismay
She cried the tears that only she could know
Hurting as her heart it turned to stone
A mother's firstborn child
Compassionate and mild
Taking death, as one reviled
If she were here today
She would surely say

CHORUS
I saw the nails
I heard him cry
I shed bitter tears
As they cried "crucify!"
And if you doubt his love
I watched it flow from his sides
I saw the nails
I watched him die

VERSE TWO
I stood amidst a throng of sinful men
Waiting for the judgment to begin
Every knee it bowed
Within the wicked crowd
The sins of men, growing loud
The King of Kings approached His royal throne
The fate of every man He soon would show
He called the first one there
A thief with bloodied hair
A life of sins, he did bear
He rose to his feet
And gave this plea

CHORUS
I claim the nails
I claim his cry
I witnessed His tears
As they cried "crucify!"
And if you doubt his love
I watched it flow from his sides
I saw the nails
I watched him die

BRIDGE
Finally the list it dwindled down
One after the other, they gained their crowns
My cry was the same!
I claimed His name!
He took my sin, away!

CHORUS
I claim the nails
I claim His cry
I caused His tears
As they cried "crucify!"
And if you doubt His love
It flowed to me from His side
I claim the nails
Yes, I claim the nails
I claim the nails
It was for me He died.