LYRIC SHEET

 

 

 

       ÒPERSPECTIVEÓ

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READING (MATTHEW 26:47-49 NKJV)

 

 

VERSE 1 (JUDAS)

 

 

 

30 PIECES OF SILVER, THATÕS WHAT I WAS GIVEN

 

TO BETRAY INNOCENT BLOOD, FROM GREED IS HOW IÕM DRIVEN

 

JESUSÕ APOSTLE, AND INSTRUCTED TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

 

BUT INSTEAD, BECAUSE OF ME I MADE THE EVIRONMENT HOSTILE

 

IÕVE CAUSED TURMOIL EVEN BEFORE THIS UNFOILED

 

LIKE WHEN I QUESTIONED WHY MARY USED EXPENSIVE OIL

 

TO ANNOINT MY MASTER FROM THE BOX OF ALABASTER

 

CONCERNED FOR THE POOR, NO, MY OWN WEALTH I WAS AFTER

 

THE ONE I SEEN HEAL MANY, THE ONE WHO WOULD SHOW PITY

 

THE ONE I DIPPED MY BREAD WITH BEFORE THE DEVIL CAME IN ME

 

HE KNEW IÕD BETRAY HIM, BUT YET DIDNÕT CONVICT ME

 

BUT INSTEAD TOLD ME WHATEVER YOU DO, JUST DO IT QUICKLY

 

I KEPT THE MONEY, BUT GETTING MORE WAS ON MY MIND

 

AN EXCHANGE FOR SILVER WITH INFO ON WHERE TO FIND

 

MY MASTER, I TOLD THE CHIEF PRIESTS, SERVANTS, AND CAPTAINS

 

THE ONE I KISS IS HIM, NOT CARING ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN

 

I SAW IN HIS EYES, WHAT I DID BROUGHT NO SURPRISE

 

THROUGH ALL MY LIES, BUT NOT EVEN A LOOK OF DESPISE

 

THEN IT HAPPENED, THE UNEXPECTED FEELING OF REMORSE

 

WHILE THINKING HIS INNOCENSE BEING TAKEN BY FORCE

 

I TRIED TO TAKE THE MONEY BACK, BUT IT WASNÕT SIMPLE

 

WHEN THE ELDERS DIDNÕT WANT IT, I THREW IT DOWN IN THE TEMPLE

 

I REMEMBER CHRIST SAYING, ITÕD BE GOOD IF I WASNÕT BORN

 

THEREFORE, IÕLL HANG MYSELF, CAUSE THIS GUILT HAS LEFT ME TORN

 

 

CHORUS 1

 

 

 

THIS IS THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE APOSTLE JUDAS

 

THE ONE WHO WOULD BETRAY HIS OWN MASTER, THOUGH JESUS KNEW THIS

 

THE ONE WHO ONLY THOUGHT OF HIMSELF AND NOONE ELSE

 

THE ONE WHOÕS BURNING DESIRE WAS OBTAINING WEALTH

 

THE SAME EVENTS, BUT AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT VIEW

 

THAN THE OTHER PERSONS INVOLVED, EACH ACCOUNT IS TRUE

 

FROM JUDAS TO JESUS TO PETER, ITÕS ALL EFFECTIVE

 

THIS SONGÕS DIRECTIVE IS TO LOOK FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE

 

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READING (MATTHEW 26:51-54 NKJV)

 

 

 

 

 

VERSE 2 (JESUS)

 

 

 

 

 

FATHER TAKE THIS CUP AWAY FROM ME

 

BUT I KNOW I MUST DO THIS SO THE WORLD IS SAVED THROUGH ME

 

I PRAY TO THEE, STENGTHEN ME LORD, HEAR YOUR SON

 

AND ALLOW ME TO ENDURE THIS UNTIL THIS BATTLE IS WON

 

THEY ASKED WAS I THE CHRIST, BUT COULDNÕT THEY TELL THAT

 

BY WHEN I SAID MY NAME AND THOSE OFFICERS FELL BACK

 

BUT I HAD TO DRINK THIS CUP, CAUSE MAN NEEDED A SAVIOR

 

FOR EVERYONE IN THE WORLD, INCLUDING MY OWN BETRAYER

 

MY OWN PEOPLE SOUGHT FOR MY LIFE FOR A LONG TIME

 

BECAUSE I WORKED THROUGH GOD, HEALING PEOPLE, IS THAT A CRIME

 

IÕM ONLY DOING WHAT I WAS INSTRUCTED TO DO

 

TO SHED MY BLOOD, TO STOP ETERNAL DESTRUCTION TO YOU

 

THEY BLASPHEMED ME AND MY FATHER, ITÕS ALL THE SAME

 

THEY TOOK ME IN VAIN, SPIT ON ME, CALLED OUT MY NAME

 

AND TOOK ME TO TRIAL, AND DEFILING ME AS A CRIMINAL

 

TORTURED IN EVERY WAY, PAIN WAS NOTHING MINIMAL

 

TRADING MY INNOCENT BLOOD FOR A MURDERER

 

THE CHOICE WAS GOOD OR EVIL, BUT EVILÕS WHAT THEY PREFERRED

 

AS THE PEOPLE SAID THAT MY BLOOD WOULD BE ON THEM

 

AND THEIR CHILDREN, PASSING THE BLAME FROM THEIR SIN

 

TIRED AND WEAK, I HARDLY COULD SPEAK, BUT STILL FORGAVE THEM

 

CARRIED THE CROSS TO CALVARY, JUST TO SAVE THEM

 

BUT IF THEY KNEW WHAT IÕM REALLY TRYING TO DO

 

IS SACRIFICING MY LIFE FOR THEM AS WELL AS YOU

 

BECAUSE IF THEREÕS NO SHEDDING OF BLOOD, THEREÕS NO REMISSION

 

OF SINS, THATÕS WHY I MUST ENDURE THIS CRUCIFIXION

 

EVERY NAIL AND THORN IN MY FLESH THAT SATAN BRUNG

 

WILL END IN TRIUMPH, BECAUSE MY MISSION IS ALMOST DONE

 

EVERY MUSCLE IS ACHING ME, DEATH IS MY FATE YOU SEE

 

AND ODDLY, THE ONLY TIME I FEEL GOD HAS FORSAKEN ME

 

THE PROPHECYÕS FULFILLED GOD, HERE UNTO YOU

 

PLEASE RECEIVE ME, AS I GIVE MY SPIRIT TO YOU

 

 

 

 

CHORUS 2

 

 

 

THIS IS THE POINT OF VIEW OF JESUS THE CHRIST

 

THE ONE WHO WOULD SAVE MAN, BY LAYING DOWN HIS LIFE

 

THE ONE WHO WOULD PERFORM MANY WORKS AND MANY MIRACLES

 

THE ONE WHO WOULD TEACH TRUTH THROUGH MANY SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES

 

THE SAME EVENTS, BUT AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT VIEW

 

THAN THE OTHER PERSONS INVOLVED, EACH ACCOUNT IS TRUE

 

FROM JUDAS TO JESUS TO PETER, ITÕS ALL EFFECTIVE

 

THIS SONGÕS DIRECTIVE IS TO LOOK FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE

 

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READING (MATTHEW 26:31-34 NKJV)

 

 

 

 

 

VERSE 3 (PETER)

 

 

 

NO MATTER WHAT TAKES PLACE, I WILL ABIDE WITH YOU

 

BE ON YOUR SIDE WITH YOU AND DIE FOR YOU, IÕD NEVER LIE TO YOU

 

YOU ASKED WHO AM I TO YOU, I SAID THE CHRIST

 

SON OF THE LIVING GOD, NO NEED TO THINK TWICE

 

ADVICE OFTEN YOUÕVE GIVEN ME, WORDS YOU SPOKE HAVE DRIVEN ME

 

EVER SINCE YOU MET ME AND MY BROTHER, YOU LOVED HIM AND ME

 

MASTER, LORD, AND SAVIOR, ALSO MY FRIEND

 

I LEFT MY FAMILY FOR YOU TO BE A FISHER OF MEN

 

BACK THEN, I DIDNÕT KNOW WHAT YOU MEANT THAT YOU HAD TO LEAVE US

 

REBUKED BY JESUS, ALL I COULD THINK WAS WHO WOULD LEAD US

 

IÕM SORRY LORD THAT MY MIND AT TIMES WASNÕT ON YO

 

YOUR TRANSFIGURATION BEFORE ME, THEN I KNEW

 

WHO YOU WERE, FORGIVER OF ALL MY PAST MISTAKES

 

THE GIVER OF LOVE AS WELL AS MY TEACHER OF FAITH

 

WHILE SINKING, YOU SAID LITTLE FAITH AND GRABBED MY HAND

 

NOT MEANING IN SIZE, BUT MEANING IN SHORT SPAND

 

WHEN WASHING MY FEET, YOU SAID I WASNÕT ALL CLEAN

 

BEFORE NOW, I WONDERED WHAT DID THIS ALL MEAN

 

BUT YOU KNEW WHAT WOULD TAKE PLACE WHEN THE SERVANTS FOUND US

 

EVEN WHEN I USED THE SWORD AND STRUCK THE EAR OF MALCHUS

 

WHEN YOU TOLD ME, DONÕT, AND HEALED HIM I WAS CONVICTED

 

WHEN THEY TOOK YOU AWAY, I FORGOT WHAT YOU PREDICTED

 

WERENÕT YOU ALSO WITH HIM, WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

 

THEY ASKED ME AGAIN, WAS IT YOU WITH HIM WE SEEN?

 

YOU SURELY WERE WITH HIM, FOR YOUR SPEECH GIVES YOU AWAY

 

WHEN THE ROOSTER CROWED, I RECALLED WHAT YOU SAID THAT DAY

 

MAD AT NOONE ELSE BUT MYSELF, I WEPT BITTERLY

 

HOW COULD I DO THIS, BECAUSE A FRIEND YOU HAD CONSIDERED ME

 

BUT NEVERTHELESS, YOU STILL SAW MY WORTH

 

AND TOLD ME THAT ON THIS ROCK YOU WOULD BUILD YOUR CHURCH

 

INSTEAD OF BEING DISCRETE OR EVEN SEEING DEFEAT

 

IÕD RATHER DO WHAT YOU TOLD ME TO DO BY FEEDING YOUR SHEEP

 

 

 

 

 

CHORUS 3

 

 

 

THIS IS THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE APOSTLE PETER

 

THE FISHERMAN THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP WHO BECAME A BELIEVER

 

WHO WALKED ON WATER UNTIL HIS FAITH STARTED TO WAIVER

 

BRAVER THAN MANY, BUT STILL THE ONE WHO DENIED THE SAVIOR

 

THE SAME EVENTS, BUT AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT VIEW

 

THAN THE OTHER PERSONS INVOLVED, EACH ACCOUNT IS TRUE

 

FROM JUDAS TO JESUS TO PETER, ITÕS ALL EFFECTIVE

 

THIS SONGÕS DIRECTIVE IS TO LOOK FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE