lynching tree


come with Jesus to the lynching tree we stand aside and nod good thing it wasn't you or me but just some lamb of god

we sing our hymns we know them well we sing our righteous songs and so we send that boy to hell for that will right our wrongs

some people weeping in the street they cry the lynching tree but we can't quit the judgment seat the way it has to be

the boy is dead lay out the pall it's finished move along but how come he forgives us all before we know it's wrong

how come the god we slight and say that it's all right to kill the god who died comes back our way and loves us loves us still

it looks so dark the lynching tree so dark for you and me but here's the strangest thing I see a bud upon that tree


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