hymns

The Power of the Cross

Verse 1
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 1
This the pow'r of the cross, Christ became sin for us
Took the blame bore the wrath
We stand forgiven at the cross
 
Verse 2
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
 
Chorus 2
This the pow'r of the cross, Christ became sin for us
Took the blame bore the wrath
We stand forgiven at the cross
 
Verse 3
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
 
Verse 4
Oh to see my name written in Your wounds
For through Your suff'ring I am free
Death is crushed to death life is mine to live
Won through Your selfless love
 
Chorus 3
This the pow'r of the cross Son of God slain for us
What a life, what a cost, we stand forgiven at the cross
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
 
 
CCLI Song # 4490766
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
2005 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)