These were the alternate words for the traditional spiritual “Were You There?” sung by Occupy Catholics at the action at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Good Friday, April 6. Read more about the action here.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they crucified the poor? …
Were you there when they took away our homes? …
Were you there when they poisoned all the earth? …
Were you there when they beat us when we rose? …
Were you there when they crucified our God? …
Were you there when they nailed him to a tree? …
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb? …

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