Friday, March 21, 2008

"The Power of the Cross"

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.

CHORUS:
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.

FINAL CHORUS:
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.

(Words and Music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend)

2 comments:

Panda-Mom said...

Hallelujah and AMEN!

Leslie said...

Hi GandG! Thanks for the comment at my blog. I just started Idols of the Heart the other day and hope to have a review written for it, too. E. Fitzpatrick is new to me, but I'm really liking her books so far!

I love this song, BTW! God bless you as you worship Him this weekend!