WHAT HAVE THEY DONE

Story Behind The Song

I found this and thought I would like to record for Easter it says what I believe it is all about love

Song Description

Jesus is taken and crucified....a lament

Song Length 2:34 Genre Folk - Religious, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Moving, Heartbreaking Subject Sadness, Sorrow
Similar Artists Enya Language English
Era Before 1600

Lyrics

WHAT HAVE THEY DONE

What have they done? What have they done?
and Jesus knelt to pray.
What have they done? What have they done?
they took our Lord away.
They brought him before the learned men
so they could charge him with a crime.

When Pilate asked Him Are you the Son of God?
He answered "YOU SAY I AM"

What have they done? What have they done?
early on that morn..What have the done? What have they done
They gave him a crown of thorns.
They led him on a country road
to a place where the mob could see
The mocked him and they laughed at him
and they nailed him upon a tree.

What have they done? What have they done?
and Jesus knelt to pray
What have they done? What have the done?
They took our Lord away
THEY TOOK OUR LORD AWAY

Nice and clear message about the important matters.

Really beautifully done spiritual song!! Vocal, arrangement, and production are very high quality!! Wonderful job with everything!!

very pretty vocals and beautiful lyrics. subtle yet beautiful instrumentation that doesn't conflict with the vocals. nicely done,
thanks for the listen.

Love this song it is very moving. The lyrics are powerful and I'm able to picture the scenes of our Lord being taken away, beaten and nailed to the cross; I can picture the disciples and His mother Mary at the cross agonizing over His death. Great job!

The music is very moving, perfect for this song.

This reminds me of a piece that would have played in Jesus Christ Superstar..very pleasant voice.

This is a song about Jesus' death. It's very original and strikes right at the heart. Vocalist's performance is emotionally effective in drawing the listener into the sadness of the moment. Synth intro and instrumentation/production is very beautiful. The "What have they done?" refrain is very effective. The lyrics are pretty creative for a Christian song. This song would be perfect for a special song in church or an Easter cantata. Great job!

Lyrics Jay L Althouse Music Jay L Althouse
Producer Joe Podlesny Publisher Joe Podlesny
Performance Delta Burnett Reed/music arranger Joe Podlesny Label Avocet Studio
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