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Bitter Was the Night

Bitter was the night, 
thought the cock would crow forever
Bitter was the night before the break of day.

Saw you passing by, 
told them all I didn't know you.
Bitter was the night before the break of day.

Told them all a lie,
and I told it three times over,
Bitter was the night before the break of day.

What did Judas do?
Sold him for a bag of silver.
Bitter was the night before the break of day.

What did Judas do?
Hanged himself upon an alder.
Bitter was the night before the break of day.

Bitter was the night,
though there'd  never be a morning.
Bitter was the night before the break of day.

Biter was the night, 
thought the cock would crow forever
Bitter was the night before the break of day.

Sydney Carter
Words © 1969 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. (admin. Hope Publishing Company)

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Scriptural Reference:

Theme: Confession, Jesus Christ - Cross, Jesus Christ - Redeemer

Author(s): Carter, Sydney (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: BITTER WAS THE NIGHT - Carter, Sydney (More Hymns | Biography)

Poetic Meter: 5.8.5.6.

Date Uploaded: Thu Sep 3 12:53:34 2009

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