THE POWER OF THE CROSS

Keith Getty, Stuart Townend

O, 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 power of the cross

Christ became sin for us

Took the blame, bore the wrath

We stand forgiven at the cross

 

O, to see the pain written on Your face

Bearing the awesome weight of sin

Every bitter thought, every evil deed

Crowning Your bloodstained brow

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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

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O, 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

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(closing)

This, the power of the cross

Son of God, slain for us

What a love! What a cost!

We stand forgiven at the cross