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Posted:  03 Aug 2006 11:29
looking for this song three rusted nails
Posted:  06 Aug 2006 09:41
These are the lyrics, I found over the internet. I think there are more words to the song, but I couldn't find them.


The Three Rusty Nails

This is a story of long ago of a man who owned a little store.
As he would tell it, "I was proud to have my name above the door."
This took place, oh, about two thousand years ago, as I recall,
I was located in Jerusalem, just across the street from Pilate's hall.

And I had everything anyone would ever need;
Why, folks would come from miles around, regardless of their creed.
But there was only one thing I had I thought would never sell,
So I placed it in a corner on a shelf ----three old rusty spike nails.


Then one day a Roman soldier came through the door,
And as he walked up to me, it seemed he shook the floor.
I said, "Can I help you, Sir?" in a voice I 'm sure seemed frail.
He looked at me with a sneering grin and said,
"I'd like to buy some nails - some big, big nails."

"Well, you see, Sir, three's all I have."
"Oh, That'll do.  For the job I have, three's enough - - -Now how much do I owe you?"
He placed the money in my hand, and I was glad to make the sale.
Then I began to wonder, and I asked,
"Sir, what can you do with just three spike nails?"

"Did you ever hear of a man called Jesus the Nazarene?"
"You mean the one they call the Son of God?"
"Yes, that's the one.  Today I intend to show the world who's boss,
For with these three nails I'm going to nail that man Jesus to a cross."

You'll never know how numb I felt - as on my knees I fell.
"Please sir, don't do that!" - but he just turned and walked away
I said, "Please, let me buy them back!"
But he just looked at me and grinned.

And in the distance, I could see the howling mob
Through the tears that filled my eyes.
"Away with him"  "Crucify him!"  I could hear their angry cries.
But over the top of all the noise and groans of agony,
I can still hear the sound of a hammer as that big Roman soldier---Nailed my Jesus to a tree."
With three rusty nails, they nailed Jesus to a tree;
And His blood washed my sins away.

Written  by Jimmie Davis
Posted:  06 Aug 2006 09:47   Last Edited By: Eternity213
Here's a song with the exact title you asked for.


Three Rusted Nails

Verse 1
Two thousand years ago you sent your son
You wanted us to understand
That who so ever would believe in him
Would be safe in his hands

(Chours)
With three rusty nails and an old dogwood tree
The sacrifice was made for you and me
We were afraid to say that he was the one
What have we done to your son

Verse 2
Oh how it hurts when someone laughs at you
Their words can cut you like a knife
Just think of all the shame we put him through
Guess he gave more than his life

(Chours)

Verse 3
Well we know not what we do
We know not what we say
We’ll never know the price he paid to take our sins away

(Chours)

With three rusty nails and an old dogwood tree
Posted:  11 Aug 2006 23:43
i read that first one about the man selling the three rusty nails. it hurt me to hear that story but i know that its true. and i am very thankful for it because it tells a lot about what happened that day. thank you for letting me read that. i wont ever forget what it made me feel. =)
Posted:  05 Oct 2006 03:32
does anyone now the rest of the song part?
Posted:  09 Mar 2007 23:00
i need to get the soundtrack to sing in church for easter. the three rusty nails with the man that owned the store.
Posted:  10 Mar 2007 20:00   Last Edited By: steveliu
Sheet music for the Jimmie Davis Recitation is available in this book:

Jimmie Davis: Great Gospel Songs of Jimmie Davis

You can also download a copy of the track on iTunes: The Three Nails

Thanks!
Steve
Posted:  04 Nov 2007 08:18
did you ever get the rest of the song, the three rusty nails, I see you got the recitation....
Posted:  18 Nov 2007 06:57
I too am looking for the song that goes with the poem.  I know some of the words:

With Three Rusty Nails They Nailed Jesus to the tree, the sun turned to darkness on that day.  Twas the day that Jesus died and the blood flowed from his side, the blood that washed my sins away.

Jesus cried forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do, for they have strayed so far, far away....

They drove the nails so deep, spilled his blood and made him weep, and his Father turned his face away....

I too would really like to find the complete song
Posted:  18 Nov 2007 09:31
The last time I heard the recitation it was done to the song the old rugged cross. At least that was how I did it when I sang it in church.
Rev. Carlos Stapleton
Posted:  19 Nov 2007 04:51
Here are the words for the "song part of Three Rusty Nails"

1 With three rusty nails, they nailed Jesus to the tree
2.Jesus cried forgive them for they know not what they do
3 they laughed as he cried, soldiers pierced his naked side

the sun turned to darkness on that day
for they have strayed so far, far away
and His Father turned his face away

twas the day that Jesus died, and the blood flowed
with three old rusty nails they took Jesus
they drove the nails so deep, spilled His blood and

from His side
precious blood           the blood that washed  my sins away
made Him weep
Posted:  07 Jan 2008 00:50
I'm looking for the same title. But not  these this version. I heard a singer and performer one day. Her name is Judy Phyfe, and she composed  a song in her own way. I've been trying to locate her sheet music so I also could do this in my church I go to. Please if anyone out there heard it or knows the lyrics please let me know.
Posted:  09 Jan 2008 01:51
Three Old Rusty Nails


(Verse 1)
He came from Galilee, carpenter by trade,
Came to build His Father's church, on plans, that they had made.
His destinity was calvary, His mission would not fail,
He would build His church, on a rugged cross, and three old rusty nails.

(Chorus).....
This church is still standing, and it will never fall,
Bloodstain it's foundation, and faith put up it walls,
Though the world, may come against it, they will not prevail,
He built, this church, on a rugged cross, and three old rusty nails.

(Verse 2)
Bricks and stones, themselves alone, aren't everything it takes,
To build a church, that will stand so strong, when this old world begins to shake.
A fool may build his building tall, but it will be so frail,
Compared to this church Jesus build, with three old rusty nails.
I know that this church is still standing......(Then rest of chorus)
(Coda)..... Well, He build, this church, on a rugged cross, and three old rusty nails.


Hope this is the song you were looking for.
Posted:  11 Jan 2008 01:37
I'm looking for the sheet music to the song Three Rusty Nails.  The version that goes like this:
With three rusty nail, they nailed Jesus to the tree.
The sun turned to darkness on that dy.
'Twas the day that Jesus died, and the blood flowed from His side.
The blood that washed my sins away. 

There are two more verses but that give you the idea.  If anyone has the music you can fax to me at 480-907-1420 or email to cathy6334@yahoo.com
Posted:  12 Feb 2008 07:11
to the guest who asked about Judy Phyfe song Three Rusty Nails you can purchase a copy of the song from iTunes for $.99. Just go to their website and do a search
Posted:  05 Mar 2008 02:25
Hi,
I am looking for the song The Three rusty Nails. When I was young (about 9 or so) there was a lady in my church that did that song. I was always and still am overcome with so much sadness of the way my savior died. Yet, I know he had to give his life so that I can go to heaven. I am looking for the complete song and music for this song. Thank you for providing this much.
[This is a story of long ago of a man who owned a little store.
As he would tell it, "I was proud to have my name above the door."
This took place, oh, about two thousand years ago, as I recall,
I was located in Jerusalem, just across the street from Pilate's hall. ]
Posted:  12 Mar 2008 00:18
I'm looking for a different version of the song too..
'
One day they nailed a carpenter to a rugged cross
thinking he would never  ?????


I think the title is Jesus Built a Bridge, but I can only find a more modern version.. this version was popular about 20 years ago
Posted:  02 May 2008 10:18
My dad recorded this song.  He searched for the music for years and one day a little old lady in a church he was singing at, said that she had it at home.  She left and returned 2 hours later.  He had no idea she lived that far away, but he was so excited to finally have it.  It is on his myspace page if you search music for Keith Foster (he's one of the two you'll locate).  It was one of his favorite songs.  He was killed this last weekend in a car accident.  I turned his myspace page into a memorial of him for churches that he ministered to.
Posted:  03 May 2008 00:55   Last Edited By: steveliu
Hi vanillapdx,

Thank you for your very touching and meaningful post.

For the convenience of everyone, here's a link to your Dad's MySpace page:

I enjoyed reading about his remarkable life. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and to those who have been blessed by his ministry.

God bless,
Steve
Posted:  10 May 2008 22:43
Thank You very much God bless you
Posted:  20 Jun 2008 13:23
I am also looking for this song lyrics. I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Tennie
Posted:  26 Jun 2008 22:39
Good afternoon. I was looking for the music to this song so I could sing it in church. I have a copy on a cd and these are the words to it. God Bless. I have been told that I can get a copy of the music from our Christian Bookstore in Washington, NC. The number is 252-946-9296 if you want to order it.


The Three Rusty Nails

This is a story of long ago of a man who owned a little store.
And "I was proud to have my name above the door."
This took place, oh, about two thousand years ago, as I recall,
Located in Jerusalem, just across the street from Pilate's hall.

I had everything I thought I would ever need;
Why, folks would come from miles around, regardless of their creed.
The only one thing I had I didn’t think I could never sell,
Was in the corner on a shelf ----three old rusty spike nails.


Then one day a big Roman soldier came through the door,
And as he walked up to me, it seemed he shook the floor.
I said, "Can I help you, Sir?" I said with a voice I 'm sure seemed frail.
He looked at me with a sneering grin and said,
"I'd like to buy some big, big nails."

"Three old rusty spikes is all I have sir."
He said "For me that'll do.  For the job I have, three's enough - - -
How much do I owe you?"
He placed the money in my hand, and I was glad to make the sale.
Then I began to wonder, and I asked,
"Sir, what can you do with just three spike nails?"

He said, "Did you ever hear of a man called Jesus the Nazarene?"
"You mean the one that goes about doing good?"
He said "Yes, that's the man.” He said, “Today I intend to show the world that I am boss.
For with these three old rusty spikes I'm going to nail Jesus to a cross."

I stood there almost numb. You’ll never know how I felt.
I said, "Please sir, don't do that!" - as down on my knees I knelt.
But he just turned and walked away. I got up and followed him.
I said, "Please sir, I’ll buy them back!" But he just looked at me and grinned.

And across the distance, I could see the howling mob
Through the tears that filled my eyes.
"Away with him"  "Crucify him!"  I could hear their angry cries.
And over all the groans and pain,
I could hear the sound of the hammer as that big Roman soldier---
Nailed Jesus to a tree."

With three rusty nails, they nailed Jesus to a tree;
The sun turned to darkness on that day
It was the day that Jesus died
And the blood flowed from his side
The blood washed my sins away.
Posted:  11 Jan 2009 00:26
THANK YOU SO MUCH & GOD BLESS YOU "whiteyowhite" I have been looking for the words to this song since I was about 15.  That was the last time my sister & I performed it as a duet in the small country church we attended. I am very greatful to you for all the words to this song.  God Bless you Again!!!
Posted:  11 Feb 2009 07:43
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ8-MmVT6Vk
Posted:  18 Feb 2009 02:56
I have the song 3 rusty nails if someonewants it,
Posted:  18 Feb 2009 02:59
if you want it let me know I have the song 3 rusty nails. 
burrish@yahoo.com
Posted:  14 Mar 2009 16:36
anyone have a karoke version of three rusty nails?
Posted:  02 Apr 2009 19:37
Hi Guess,  I have an old 33 record with the words & music  sung by The Melody Aires Quartet.   I've had this record sinced aproc. 1972 or so.  Oops,
this is almost  turning into a confession...of age   
 
Music Lover
Posted:  27 Apr 2010 21:55
I'm looking for a song that says this

With three nails
three rusty nails
they nailed him to a tree
You will never know a love like mine
til you meet Jesus
You will never find the joy and (something)
Til you meet Jesus
He was nailed to the rugged cross
(Something ) on
They mocked him and the scold his name
For you he died YEAH for you he cried
It is Finished

anyone know of it?
Posted:  08 Jun 2010 18:23
i am under the impression that Rev Lewis Harrah wrote this song. If anyone can tell me where to look for the official author I would appreciate it.
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