Courtroom – Carman

[0:12] Opening

If tonight you stood in heaven’s court; to seek eternal favor…

Would you face Jesus Christ as Judge; or face Him as your Saviour?

There are many who don’t quite know for sure; what that verdict would be…if ever…

So lets imagine for a moment you are standing dead center…

In the Courtroom of Forever…

[0:35] Instrumental

[0:55] God

Sitting before you is a structure; massive and intense.

It’s here where your fate will be determined; before this Judge’s bench…

Then a voice booms: “This Court’s now in session.” And your adrenaline starts to rush.

Peering down with eyes; that see through your soul..

Is God the Father, your Judge.

[1:26] Satan

Then off to your left; across the room… Is the virtual silhouette of sin.

Stepping out of the shadows of condemnation; your worst nightmare walks in.

On his face is the smirk of evil incarnate; his mind fixed on your destruction in Hell.

You’ve just been introduced to you prosecuting attorney;

none other than Satan himself.

[1:55] Preparation

The Bible says he’s the accuser of the brethren; so guess what he’s gonna do.

He’s gonna accuse you of your sins; and he knows them all…Both the old ones and the new.

He’s prepared his case for years; now the golden moment is his.

So in arrogance he presents his case to the Judge; and it comes out sounding something like this…

[2:20] Accusation

“God, you see this worthless piece of trash over here!

This one is a sinner to the core! This one’s committed adultery,

cursed his neighbors, stolen money, been into drugs, alcohol

and even more! This hopeless wretch has even slandered his friends!

And by the guilty face, the whole courtroom can tell. That to a  moral

certainty and beyond any reasonable doubt, this one deserves eternal

judgement in Hell!”

[2:46] Judged

The words of accusation still echo; your every sin thrown up in your face…

Then God opens the book; where every deed is recorded… And reviews your records of disgrace.

God says “The book says you did this, this, and this and everything you were accused of today.

Now before I sentence you to Hell forever; are there any last words you have to say?”

[3:13] Narrator

…Now if it’s true you were standing there; in the Courtroom of Eternity.

With God to your front, and Satan-the prosecuter-to your left.

There’s one remaining eternal truth; one that’s crucial to remember…

One you should never, ever, ever forget…

[3:33] Narrator continued

Then, on the other side of the Courtroom… (doom music)

I said, on the other side of the Courtroom… (doom music)

You ain’t hearing me tonight; I said, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COURTROOM! (doom music)

[3:50] Narrator continued

…Is the one and only Son of God; revealed in time and space.

And he’s your defense attorney; who has never lost a case!

It’s not Buddha, Muhammad, or Krishna; or any others who succumb to death!

Ladies and gentlemen; on the other side of The Courtroom, is Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

[4:20] Jesus

Then Jesus jumps up, says: “Now what a minute Judge! I got something to say!

May I remind you that on a cross 2000 years ago, I washed his sins away!

I was crucified, I died, they put me in a tomb-about the midnight hour

The power of God hit me and I walked out of that grave, alive and well with resurrection power!”

[4:47] Conflict

Then the devil says: “It’s in the book! It’s written in the book! Check the book!”

God said: “Okay.”

Then He takes the book out, lays it open and says: “Now we’ll see what this book has to say.”

He turns to the first page…The second page…The third…

By the fourth, the devil seemed shook…

God closes it, says: “The blood of Jesus must of worked…cause there’s absolutely nothing in this book.”


The devil says: “Now what a minute, check that book again!

All his sins are written down, they’re all right there!

God says: “Devil, maybe you’re mistaken all together. Maybe it’s this other book down here…”

Devil cries: “NO!! Not that book! Not that one!”

God said: “Devil, why you so uptight?”

God sets the book down…The dust flies…

And on the cover it says: The Lamb’s Book of Life!

[5:35] Chorus

Is your name in that book? Is your name in that book?

Is your name in that book for sure?

If you’ve been forgiven… And your name is written…

Then raise your hands-praise the Lord.

Yes, my name’s in that book…Yes, My name is in that book…

Yes, My name is in that book tonight…

I’ve been forgiven… And I know my name is written…

In the Lamb’s Book of Life… In the Lambs Book of Life

(three blows of the mallet)

This court is adjourned…

(fade out)

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