I was in the crowd The day that Jesus died And as He hung upon the cross His mother cried I saw the crown of thorns He wore The stripes upon His back The water and the blood ran out And then the sky turned black My mind was filled with anger My heart was filled with shame This man brought only healing Who could bring Him pain Why does it seem the strong Always victimize the weak And suddenly I found myself Standing to my feet
CHORUS: And I cried, Who nailed Him there? This child of peace and mercy Who nailed Him there? Come and face me like a man Who nailed Him there? And the crowd began to mock me I cried, Oh my God, I do not understand Then I turned and saw the hammer In my hand!
I am just a Roman soldier An ordinary man I love my wife and children I do the best I can How could I have killed Him? It must be someone else There's got to be an answer I just can't blame myself
I nailed Him there The child of peace and mercy I nailed Him there I am the guilty man I nailed Him there With my sins and my transgressions I cried, Oh my God, Now I understand When I turned and saw the hammer... In my hand!