Lord let me Walk that Lonely Road / Under the Weight of the Wood

This hymn for Good Friday was written by American composer, at that time Roman Catholic priest, and and later children's educator Jack Miffleton (b TBA).

The song was included in his album From Earthenware Jars which was released by World Library Publications in 1975 and included (incorrectly called From Earthware Jars) in his dissertation at Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (ref).

Sheet music is still available today from GIA Publications, who have taken over WLP's catalog (link below).

Examples


Singer, self-accompanied on guitar:



Singer with light orchestral backing, professional-style recording




Cantor, organ accompaniment


 

Singer with piano:

Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1   Lord let me walk that lonely road with you ...

Chorus: 
Freedom can be found, laden down,
Under the weight of the wood.

2   Lord let me cool your lips baked like clay,

3   They gave you gall and sour wine for your food,

4   Lord, must the journey always end this way,


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1 Lord let me walk that lonely road with you,
Under the weight of the wood.
Lord let me walk that last mile in your shoes,
Under the weight of the wood.

Freedom can be found, laden down,
Under the weight of the wood.

2 Lord let me cool your lips baked like clay,
Under the weight of the wood.
Dried up like rain on a hot and dusty day,
Under the weight of the wood.

3 They gave you gall and sour wine for your food,
Under the weight of the wood.
Father forgive them; they don’t know what they do,
Under the weight of the wood.

4 Lord, must the journey always end this way,
Under the weight of the wood?
How many times have we nailed you up today,
Under the weight of the wood?

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