Monday, September 7, 2015

THE NAIL NOBODY SAW

Mark Bishop

One soldier carried three nails and a hammer
Liked he’d done so often before.
He stared at the man with the cross
That he marched behind.
He looked at the faces of the crowd as they gathered.
He heard their taunts and their jeers.
But he’d heard the rumor that this man committed no crime.

At the top of the hillside, just the murmur of weeping
As they laid that man on the cross.
They bound him as the soldier drew near with the hammer and nails.
As he drew back the hammer, he chanced to glance over
Into eyes that were matted with tears,
And he hated the ring of that hammer each time it fell.

And the sound of the hammer reached Heaven’s throne,
Where the angels were waiting to carry him home.
With only one word, they’d be ten thousand strong.
The world counted three nails, but they counted wrong.
For the nail that nobody saw was the nail that went through His heart.
That was the nail that held Him to the cross.

The angels were waiting.
They were anticipating.
In a moment, they’d be at His side.
But they waited...and they listened.
But he bowed His head and He died.

And the sound of the hammer reached Heaven’s throne,
Where the angels were waiting to carry him home.
With only one word, they’d be ten thousand strong.
The world counted three nails, but they counted wrong.
For the nail that nobody saw was the nail that went through His heart.
That was the nail that held Him to the cross.



Purchase the song here: The Nail That Nobody Saw
Purchase the album here: Faith, Family, & Friends
Purchase the soundtrack here:  Family, Family, & Friends Complete Soundtrack
Purchase the sheet music here:  Songs That Reach the World, Vol. 1

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