GUILTY OF LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE

                  I

AS HE STOOD IN THE JUDGEMENT HALL THAT DAY.
I FIND NO FAULT IN HIM PILATE HAD TO SAY.
ANGRY CROWD SET BARABBAS FREE.
BUT THEY FOUND JESUS GUILTY OF LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

                CHORUS

GUILTY OF LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE
SO HE HAD TO GO TO CALVARY.
WHERE HE SHED HIS LAST DROP OF BLOOD FOR ME.
OH THE JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY OF LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

                      REC. I

ORDER IN THE COURT WOULD YOU BRING THE PRISONER FORTH PLEASE.
AND WHAT SIR IS YOUR NAME. HE REPLIED JESUS OF NAZARETH.
YOUR ACCUSED OF HEALING ON THE SABBATH DAY, AND MANY
OTHER THINGS THE ELDER DID SAY.
THEY SAY YOUR DISCIPLES PLUCKED CORN ON THE SABBATH DAY
AND DID EAT. WHY YOU YOURSELF HAVE SET WITH SINNERS AT MEAT.
SO WHAT HAVE YOU TO SAY.
NOW HE KEPT SILENT THAT DAY, BUT LET'S SEE WHAT THE
WITNESSES HAVE TO SAY.

                   REC. II

MY NAME IS BARTIMEAUS I WAS BLIND AND COULD NOT SEE THE LIGHT
OF DAY, OH BUT I CAN SEE TODAY BECAUSE OF HIM.
AND THEN ANOTHER CAME, MY NAME WAS LEGION I LIVED AMONG
THE TOMBS UNTIL ONE DAY HE CAME MY WAY.
AND THEN THERE WAS ANOTHER, HE SAID I WAS A LEPER, I WAS
ONE OF THE TEN WHY I'VE COME BACK THIS FINAL TIME
JUST TO GLORIFY HIM.
SO ON AND ON THEY CAME THAT DAY AND
EACH FOR HIM HAD KIND WORDS TO SAY.
BUT THE CROWD BEGAN TO CRY CRUCIFY, CRUCIFY. GIVE US
BARABBAS THIS MAN HE MUST DIE.
SO THEY LED HIM AWAY TO A PLACE CALLED CALVARY, NAILED HIM
TO A CROSS BETWEEN TWO THIEVES. FOR THE JURY HAD SURELY FOUND
HIM GUILTY, GUILTY OF LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE.                    

Words and Music by Bob Willis
Published by Personified Music, BMI
Copyright Secured 1967

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