Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Power of the Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of Glory died;
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.


If you listened to my message from last Sunday, you know that I hold to Thursday as the day of the Lord's crucifixion. I'm not blogging today to defend that view. If you want to know my reasoning, you can give it a listen.

I'm going to take some time today and contemplate the Cross of Christ. It still amazes me and fills me with awe that the Creator would not only enter His creation, but would pay the terrible penalty of sin to purchase for Himself a people.

We can never repay such a debt. We can only worship Him forever.

I will be listening to this song several times today...



The Power of the Cross

by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

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.

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

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.

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 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.


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excl. UK and Europe, administered by Kingsway Music, tym@kingsway.co.uk. Used by permission.

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2 comments:

Craig and Heather said...

Thanks for posting that one. One of my favorite Getty songs.

What a love,
What a cost
We stand forgiven at that Cross.

Craig

The Squirrel said...

One of mine, too.

You and Heather and the gang have a great Resurrection Sunday!

Squirrel