Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Power of the Cross

by Keith Getty & Stuart Townsend

Oh, to see the dawn
Of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
Torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood.

This, the pow'r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev'ry bitter thought,
Ev'ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees;
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two,
Dead are raised to life;
"Finished!" the vict'ry cry.

Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death;
Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

This, the pow'r of the cross:
Son of God—slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.

To think of what He went thru so that we might live!  I am so thankful for Him bearing my sins on Calvery! This song gives me chills.  Listen to it here.


Elinette said...

One of my favorite easter hymns. Beautiful words of truth.

Nancy said...

We sang that this morning at RPCB!! LOVE it!

Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families said...

Beautiful! It is hard to imagine what our savior went through simply because he loved us. Thank you for sharing!

I am following you from the homeschool hop!



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