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Rob Gardner – Lord, Is It I? lyrics

NARRATION (Woman)
On Thursday, the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, the disciples
Came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to
Eat the Passover? (CHOIR begins Ooooing... under narration) And he said, Go
Into the city to a certain man, and say unto him, The Master Saith, My time
Is at hand; I will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples. And
The disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the
Passover.

NARRATION (Man)
Now when even was come, Jesus sat down with the twelve. And as they did
Eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. And
They began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I?

CHOIR (in Aramaic)
Dkhad menkuhn meshlem li.
(One of you shall betray me.)
Dkhad menkuhn meshlem li.
(One of you shall betray me.)

JOHN
Lord, is it I?
Would ever I betray Thee?
Having known Thy love, could I so cruelly turn away?
Could my heart so fail Thee and my feeling turn so cold?
If I should leave Thee, where would I go?

THOMAS
Lord, is it I?
Am I then to betray Thee?
Having seen Thy wonders, could my foolish heart be swayed?
Is my faith so little that my soul would cease to burn?
If I should wander, where would I turn?

JOHN
If I am prone to leave Thee,

THOMAS
If I am wont to doubt,

JOHN & THOMAS
Oh, wilt Thou still receive me,

JOHN
Bind me fast!

THOMAS
Oh, find me out!

JOHN
That I may never wander,

THOMAS
That I may ever see,

JOHN & THOMAS
Oh, that my hope seek not but Thee!

THOMAS
That I might follow with Thee!

PETER
Lord, is it I?
Could ever I betray Thee?
Having followed with Thee, could I seek some other way?
Though my heart is willing, could my flesh become so weak?
If I should leave Thee, whom would I seek?

JOHN
O Savior, Take Thou my weakness from me!

THOMAS
Help Thou my unbelief!

PETER & JOHN
Let nothing overcome me!

THOMAS
Be Thou with me!

PETER
My sure relief!

THOMAS
Thou art my only Shepherd.

JOHN
Thou art the only Way.

PETER
Oh, may I ever serve Thee...
For it is I who owe Thee my devotion.
It is I, yes I, so safely folded in Thy care.
Let mountains fall!

THOMAS
Let earth divide!

JOHN
Let valleys rise!

JOHN, THOMAS, and PETER
Yet one thing shall I know:

PETER
I will not leave Thee...
If I should leave Thee, where would I go?

JUDAS
Master, is it I?

CHOIR (In Aramaic)
Dkhad meshlem li...
(One shall betray me.)

NARRATION (Woman)
Jesus said unto Him, Thou hast said. That thou doest, do quickly. Judas
Then went immediately out: and it was night.



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