Song of 2 Thieves

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The "Song of 2 Thieves" is one of many beautiful songs from the Good Friday liturgy.  It is a song that is a "debate" of the 2 thieves who were crucified along side Christ. Below you can find the English version of the song. 

This year this song was sung by 3 of the youth froCopym our church: Joslin, Leah, & Anne.  They alternated between the Malayalam and English languages.   

1. Ye all mankind come and listen -  To voice o-f a pair of thieves, 
Listen to their arguments - Find yourself who is right. 

2. Lord is on a Cross in middle - As a Judge who favours none 
Like a balanced weighing scale - Weighing their words corr-ectly. 

3. One thief told his Lord and God  - Remember me when you come 
Let me see your mercy Lord  -  In your Eternal Kingdom. 

4. Thief on left on hearing this - Asked a question to his friend, 
If he is the King of Kings -  Why is he on Cross with us. 

5. My friend I su-rrendered to  -  Blood of this one righteous King, 
Because of that I gained life  - Cross is sep-arating us. 

6. Don’t you see him bearing nails - Like us and su-ffering lot, 
If he could grant us Kingdom -  Let him save himself first.

7.With God’s words of Heaven’s key  -  I will earn the Pa-ra-dise, 
You got it wrong do not try  -  To misguide me in his name. 

8. He is also on the Cross -  He is suffering more than us, 
If He is the Lord and King - Let Legion come to remove curse. 

9. Jesus on earth on a Tree -  In heaven on Chariot o-f fire, 
Creations re-ceived their  King -  Trembled at Cru-cifixion. 

10. Watch your Master with more care -  Don’t you see the mark of whip, 
You are glori-fying him -  Who will trust you on your words. 

11. None could take this earthly thorn - Other than Jesus, King and Lord, 
Who removed the thorn of curse -   And redeemed Adam and race. 

12. Let the one on Cross with us  -  Give you promised  Para-dise, 
How could He take you Eden - Which you have not seen yet friend. 

13. This death has wiped all of the - Prominence of Sheol hell, 
His voice destroyed all its power -  His entrance will make it dust.

14. One who suffered torture  pain - Drank bitter wine and was stabbed, 
And suffering Passions now -  How I call him King of Kings. 

15. Listen to the noise with care - Rocks are breaking with thunder, 
Departed Saints’ bones join -  Why this disbelief my friend. 

16. All creations tremb-ling -  Evil spiri-ts are shattered, 
Rocks are breaking parting ways -  Confess sins and embrace Life. 

17. If you ask me his Glory  -  I will tell you many and more, 
All creations witnessed him - And trembling on Lord’s  Passion. 

18. Pilate called him King of Kings -  As prophesied in Holy Books, 
As they shouted as witness -  Don’t argue on who is King. 

19. Cross is standing between us - You are standing in its pit, 
You too are a child of God - Claim your place on right side friend. 

20. Cross opened the gates of Hell -  Sun became dark, earth too shook, 
Temple curtain torn in two  -  All creations witnessed Lord. 

21. Listen to the cry of earth  -  And enti-re creations, 
Upon hearing Lord’s utter -  Wall of earth start tremb-ling. 

22. Listen to noise of the dead  -  Who arrived from Sheol hell, 
Look at life giving Jesus  -   Whom I found as my refuge. 

23. He chose death to raise Adam  -  All departed looked at him, 
He released Adam from Hell - And raised me to Paradise. 

24. Stop abusing Son of God  -  Who did passions on his will, 
Stop your bad mouthing right now  - Blessed Cross is my re-fuge. 

25. Thou promised paradise to  -  The thief who had confessed Thee, 
Since we took refuge in Thee – Remember us when you come.