Ten thousand angels

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1 They bound the hands of Jesus
in the garden where He prayed;
They led Him thro' the streets in shame.
They spat upon the Savior so pure and free from sin;
They said, "Crucify Him; He's to blame."

Chorus:
He could have called ten thousand angels
To destroy the world and set Him free.
He could have called ten thousand angels,
But He died alone, (alone), for you and me.

2 Upon His precious head
they placed a crown of thorns;
They laughed and said, "Behold the King."
They struck Him and they cursed Him
and mocked His holy name.
All alone He suffered everything. (Chorus)

3 When they nailed Him to the cross,
His mother stood near by;
He said, "Woman, behold thy son!"
He cried, "I thirst for water,"
but they gave Him none to drink.
Then the sinful work of man was done. (Chorus)

4 To the howling mob He yielded;
He did not for mercy cry.
The cross of shame He took alone.
And when He cried, "It's finished,"
He gave Himself to die;
Salvation's wondrous plan was done. (Chorus)

Source: Hymns of Faith #142

Author: Ray Overholt

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Text Information

First Line: They bound the hands of Jesus
Title: Ten thousand angels
Author: Ray Overholt
Refrain First Line: He could have called ten thousand angels
Copyright: Reprinted by special permission of Integrated Copyright Group Inc.

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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #552
Hymns of Faith #142Text
Rejoice Hymns #306
Include 9 pre-1979 instances



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