Have Mercy

Story Behind The Song

The intent of this song is to personalize Jesus' suffering on His way to the cross, and to ask each of us to realize that He was crucified for our own, personal, sins...which is why we should ask that He have mercy on us all.

Song Description

Driving power in the rhythm, and the traditional horns, support the strong vocals that remind us of the Lord's passion and suffering for us all.

Song Length 3:32 Genre Rock - Classic, Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Exultant Subject Religion
Similar Artists Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds Language English
Era 1960 - 1969

Lyrics

HAVE MERCY

Go & get your mother tell her Mama come here.
There's a riot in the street the place is full of fear.
The mob has got a Man they beat Him half to death.
They got Him draggin' lumber up a thousand steps.
I don't think He'll live to see another day.
Is He gonna make it man there ain't no way.
Someone's gotta help me if I'm gonna break free, have mercy on me .

Don't look now they done made Him bleed.
They whipped Him and they pushed Him on down to His knees.
What in the world could he a done wrong?
How can you punish a man for so long?
I don't think He'll live to see another day.
Is He gonna make it man there ain't no way.
Someone's gotta help me if I'm gonna break free, have mercy on me .

The ground started shakin' is the Earth on fire?
I think the world is endin' now it's down to the wire.
What's a gonna save us from the end we deserve?
Now that we gone and brought death to the world.
Someone's gotta help me if I'm gonna break free, have mercy on me .

Well now they gone and nailed the man up to a tree.
They killed Him out in public for us all to see.
I think they tried to make Him some kind of example.
But what He done then showed His power is ample.
Even tho they went and put Him into a grave.
He got up on His own and rolled the stone away.
Someone's gotta help me if I'm gonna break free, have mercy on me .

But now I found the Way to get rid of my fear.
The man they beat to death is standin' right over here.
I'll just follow Him and let Him show me the Way.
You'll never be alone is what I heard Him say.
Someone's gotta help me if I'm gonna break free, have mercy on me .

Copyright 11-12-01, by Steven L. Robbins; SLR Records, Inc.; The Crossroads Music Company, Inc.

Lyrics Steven L. Robbins Music Steven L. Robbins
Producer Steven L. Robbins; SLR Records, Inc. Publisher Steven L. Robbins; The Crossroads Music Co., Inc.
Performance Steve Robbins-Lead Guitar; Randall Mercer-Lead & Harmony Vocals, Rhythm Guitar; Bryan Robbins-Bass Guitar; John Piascik-Drums; Mike Tyler-Horns Label SLR Records, Inc.; The Crossroads Music Co., Inc.; Recorded/Mastered@Pacifica Studios, Cleveland, OH

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