Were You There

Were You There

By Don Chapman

I’ve just released basic sheet music files for Were You There for your Easter planning – I’ll have the full mix in 2 weeks. The piano / vocal demo gives you an idea of the arrangement, plus shows off how with even a simple setup of piano and acoustic guitar a hymncharts arrangement can sound great (you might even want to try that for your Good Friday service!)

Hymnlink: Were You There blended with popular praise and worship songs

Were You There is an iconic church hymn that has been around for generations. Read more about the history of Were You There. It’s a powerful reminder of what Jesus went through on the cross and serves as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice He made for us. It’s also a great way to bring people together in worship, as it’s simple and easy to learn. Try ending a Good Friday or Communion service with Were You There and following it with any of these popular praise and worship songs that fit thematically:

“What A Beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship

Death could not hold You
The veil tore before You
You silenced the boast of sin and grave

“In Christ Alone” by Keith & Kristyn Getty

There in the ground, His body lay
Light of the world, by darkness, slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave, He rose again

“The Stand” by Hillsong United

You stood before my failure
And carried the cross for my shame
My sin weighed upon Your Shoulders
My soul now to stand

“How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” by Stuart Townend

Behold the Man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

“The Power of the Cross” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

This, the pow’r of the cross
Christ became sin for us
Took the blame, bore the wrath
We stand forgiven at the cross

“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

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