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Why
Words and Music by Michael Card

Why did it have to be a friend who chose to betray the Lord
And why did he use a kiss to show them, that's not what a kiss is for.
Only a friend can betray a friend, a stranger has nothing to gain
And only a friend comes close enough to ever cause so much pain.

And why did there have to be a thorny crown pressed upon His head
It should have been a royal one made of jewels and gold instead.
It had to be a crown of thorns, because in this life that we live
All who would seek to love, a thorn is all that this world can give.

And why did it have to be a heavy cross He was made to bear
And why did they nail His feet and hands,
His love would have held Him there.

It was a cross, for upon a cross a thief was supposed to pay
And Jesus had come into this world to steal every heart away
Jesus had come into this world to steal every heart away.

© 1984 Mole End Music