Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Power of the Cross

If you haven't heard of Keith and Kristyn Getty, you have to check out their music. The Gettys are modern day hymn writers, and you've probably sung their most famous song In Christ Alone. But this is just one of their many truth-filled, Christ-centered lyrics.

My favorite song from the Gettys is perfect for this weekend in which we remember the death of our Savior. It's called 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.
Visit the Getty's website here.

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