WHY

Why did it have to be a friend
Who chose to betray the Lord?
And why did he use a kiss to show them?
That’s not what a kiss is for.

Only a friend can betray a friend.
A stranger has nothing to gain.
And only a friend comes close enough
To ever cause so much pain.

And why did there have to be a thorny crown
Pressed upon his head?
It should have been a royal one,
Made of jewels and gold instead.

It had to be a crown of thorns
Because in this life that we live,
For all who would seek to love
A thorn is all the world has to give.

And why did it have to be a heavy cross
He was made to bear?
And why did they nail his feet and hands?
His love would have held him there.

It was a cross, for on a cross
A thief was suppose to pay.
And Jesus had come into the world
To steal every heart away.
Yes, Jesus had come into the world
To steal every heart away.

A song by Michael Card