On the Night — Lyrics and Discussion

On the Night is a bluesy, glitchy, story song, (see Luke 22, Matthew 26:36 – 46) following the disciples and Jesus from the last supper to the garden, including Christ’s betrayal. This is the most intense song on the album, channeling the confusion, loss and despair the disciples must have felt that night at their understanding of Jesus and His mission completely unraveled.

 

On the Night

On the night,
on the night he was betrayed
He said take my body, oh
Take this cup, it is my blood
blood…

On the night,
on the night he was betrayed
he said come and follow me
lose your life to be set free
Free…

On the night,
on the night he was betrayed
he said “stay awake and pray”
Keep the evil one away
away…

and in dark Gethsemane
Came the priests with swords and clubs
traitor Judas with his kiss
betrayed the Lord of love
then they led him to his fate
the disciples turned and fled
and the blessed Son of God
was forsaken and condemned

 

Oh my Lord,

Oh my Lord,

Oh my Lord,

Oh my Lord….

Have mercy on me.

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