"When He Was On The Cross" Timeless Truth Sung By The Florida Boys




"When He Was On The Cross", made famous by the Florida Boys,is one of Southern Gospel music most popular songs. Whether sung by the Florida Boys, Bill Gaither, or a local talent in their home church, this song continues to bless the listner (and the sing) after twenty years.

The Florida Boys are one of Southern Gospel Music’s most prolific and most loved groups. Formed in 1947, they have recorded over 100 albums. Not many groups in any style of music have recorded as many. The Florida Boys have already been inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and have appeared on many national television shows. The Florida Boys are a wonderful ambassador of Southern Gospel Music.

The current line up of the Florida Boys includes the heart of the group, Les Beasley, who sings lead. Les has been with the Florida Boys since 1953 and serves as the groups emcee as well.

There are very few people that have had more impact on Southern Gospel music then Les Beasley has. In addition to managing and singing with the Florida Boys for over 50 years, Les also pioneered Southern Gospel music on television. His program “Jubilee” was nationally televised and featured many of the top Southern Gospel groups of the time including the Rambos, the Statesmen, The Hinsons, The Cathedral Quartet, the Oak Ridge Boys, Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters, JD Sumner and the Stamps and many others.

The current line up of the Florida Boys includes Glenn Allred who sings baritone and plays guitar. Derrell Stewart plays piano, Gene McDonald sings bass, Harold Reed is the tenor and Josh Garner also sings lead.

With several #1 songs, the Florida Boys have also recorded what may be one of the most moving and popular songs in Southern Gospel music, “When He Was On The Cross”.

“When He Was On The Cross” was written by Ronnie Hinson and Mike Payne and recorded by the Florida Boys in 1984. It was a number one song that year and remains a favorite today. Great music stands the test of time and this is a great song sung by a great group.

One of my favorite versions of this song can be found on”Terry & Jake” which features two of my favorite entertainers, Jake Hess and Terry Bradshaw (hey, I'm a Steelers fan!). Another great CD to find this song on is "Southern Gospel's Top 20: Songs of the Century, Vol. 2". This CD contains alot of wonderful classic SOuthern Gospel music.

Whether you are interested in singing this song in church or just enjoy listening to great music, “When He Was On The Cross”, is the song for you.

The lyrics to "When He Was On The Cross" follow these links to the best accompaniment tracks, music, song books and items that relate to this wonderful song.




Everything “When He Was On The Cross”, accompaniment tracks, music, and more….

When He Was on the Cross
By Florida Boys / Daywind Music Group

Daywind Performance Tracks include lyrics, demonstration (not original artist), and tracks in multiple keys with and without background vocals. Key is indicated.

When He Was On The Cross (I Was On His Mind), Accompaniment Compact Disc [CD]
By Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends / Daywind Music Group

Premiere Performance Plus tracks include lyrics and original artist demonstration as well as tracks in multiple keys, with and without background vocals. Key is indicated.

When He Was on the Cross Accompaniment Compact Disc (CD)
By Provident Music Distribution

Praise Hymn Soundtracks include lyrics and tracks in multiple keys, with and without background vocals. Key is indicated.

When He Was On The Cross I Was On His Mind [Music Download]
By Gaither Vocal Band / Emi Cmg Distribution

When He Was On the Cross (I Was On His Mind) [Music Download]
By Bill & Gloria Gaither / Emi Cmg Distribution

Homecoming Souvenir Songbook, Volume 1
By Bill & Gloria Gaither / Word Entertainment, Inc.

Bill Gaither presents... the Homecoming Souvenir Songbook collection! Each songbook is full of great hymns and classics, as well as more recent hits from some of Southern Gospel's most respected artists. All songs are written in four-part harmony for voice or piano. Scattered throughout are dozens of black & white and color photos of the artists represented in Bill Gaither's hit Homecoming video series, as well as newspaper articles and other selections written by Gloria Gaither. A list of artists with addresses is included in the back. Ninety-eight songs in all compose the first volume in this songbook collection, including: Gentle Shepherd," "Through It All," "Turn Your Radio On," "Thanks To Calvary," "I Bowed On My Knees," and many more! Spiral-bound. Contents: All Aboard; Amazing Grace; Beautiful Isle of Somewhere; Because He Lives; Born to Serve the Lord; Child of the King; Climbing Higher and Higher; Faith Unlocks the Door; Father Along; Gentle Shepherd; Give the World A Smile; Give Up; Going Home; Had it not Been; He Is Here; He Looked Beyond My Fault; He Touched Me; He Washed My Eyes with Tears; Heaven's Jubilee; Hold to God's Unchanging Hand; How About Your Heart?; How Beautiful Heaven Must Be; How Long Has It Been; I Bowed on My Knees; I could Never Out Love the Lord; I Don't Regret a Mile; I Don't Want to Get Adjusted; I Know Who Holds Tomorrow; I Never Shall Forget The Day; I Will Serve Thee; I Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now; I'd Rather Have Jesus; I'll Meet You in the Morning; I'm Free; I'm Living in Canaan Now; I've Got That Old Time Religion (In My Heart); If That Isn't Love; If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side; If We Never Meet Again; In the Garden; Is My Lord Satisfied With Me; It's So Wonderful; Jesus Is Coming Soon; Jesus Is Lord Of All; Joy Comes in the Morning; Joy in the Camp; Leavin On My Mind; Let's Just Praise The Lord; Little is Much When God Is In It; Living By Faith; Looking for a City; Mansion Over the Hilltop; My Savior First of All; O Come, Angel Band; O How I Love Jesus; O My Lord, What A Time; Old Friends; Precious Memories; Sheltered in the Arms of God; Sinner Saved by Grace; Some Glad Day; Something Beautiful; Suppertime; Sweet Beulah Land; Sweet Jesus; Sweet Sweet Spirit; Tell My Friends; Thanks to Calvary; That's What Jesus Means to Me; The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power; The Eastern Gate; The King is Coming; The Old Gospel Ship; The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference; The Sweetest Song I Know; The Unclouded Day; Then I Met The Master; There's Something About that Name; This is Just What Heaven Means to Me; Tho' Autumn's Coming ON; Through It All; Til the Storm Passes By; Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus; Turn Your Radio On; Until Then; Unworthy; We'll Talk it Over; What A Day That Will Be; What A Happy Time; What A precious Friend Is He; When All of God's Singers Get Home; When He Calls I'll Fly Away; When He Was On the Cross I Was on Him Mind; Where Could I Go; Where We'll Never Grow Old; Who Am I; Without Him; Your First Day in Heaven

Crown Of Thorns, 24K Gold Bookmark
By Dicksons

24 Karat gold engraved bookmark features crown of thorns design and cutout cross motif, with purple satin ribbon loop. Presented in a clear acrylic sleeve for giving; 6" long x .75" wide. Engraved message When He was on the cross, I was on His mind.

Through It All, Folio
By Lynda Randle / Word Entertainment, Inc.

A truly unforgettable Homecoming Friend, Lynda Randle has wowed audiences time and time again. Lynda's earthy urban roots, combined with an acoustic "bluesy" approach toward her music, makes her music appealing to all age groups. This collection showcases some of her favorite songs from her popular solo recordings. Piano/vocal/guitar.

Song list:

  • Leave It There
  • God On The Mountain
  • I'm Free
  • Through It All
  • His Eye Is On The Sparrow
  • Day Three
  • One Day
  • When He Was On The Cross (I Was On His Mind)
  • I Found The Answer
  • Search Me, Lord
  • A Perfect Heart
  • When I Get To The End Of The Way
  • Lord, Feed Your Children
  • Walk With Me, Lord
  • The Christian's Testimony

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Lyrics to “When He Was On The Cross”

by Ronnie Hinson and Mike Payne
performed by the Florida Boys

I’m not on an ego trip, I’m nothing on my own
I make mistakes I often slip, just common flesh and bones

But I'll prove someday, just why I say, I’m of a special kind
For when He was on the cross, I was on His mind.

For He knew me yet He loved me
He whose glory makes the heavens shine.
So unworthy of such mercy.
Yet when He was on the cross, I was on His mind.

The look of love was on His face and thorns were on His head
The blood was on His scarlet robe and stained a crimson red
Though His eyes were on the crowd that day,
He looked ahead in time
For when He was on the cross, I was on His mind.

For He knew me yet He loved me
He whose glory makes the heavens shine.
So unworthy of such mercy.
Yet when He was on the cross, I was on His mind.

Yet when He was on the cross, I was on His mind.



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