Jesus was put on trial before the religious leaders.
The High Priest asked him if he was the Messiah, the Son of God. When Jesus said I am, the whole Council condemned him to death.
As they did not have the authority to execute the sentence, they brought him to Pilate, the Roman Governor. They accused Jesus of being a threat to Roman rule.
Pilate was not convinced but, swayed by the crowd, agreed that the death sentence should be carried out.
Jesus was to be crucified.
The song ‘Lord, What Have They Done?’ imagines someone looking at Jesus on the cross and thinking “What a waste”. The third verse, which you’ll hear sung as a duet, gives the reply of Jesus.
Lord, What Have They Done?