Singalong Sundays: The Power of the Cross

This week’s featured hymn is one that focuses us on the atonement of Christ–Jesus Christ who is our propitiation and redemption:

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person???though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die???but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.??(Romans 5:6-8 ESV)

In “The Power of the Cross”, this hymn interweaves the doctrines of propitiation and redemption. And so we see here a grand picture of the power of Jesus’ cross. Praise to God here is focused on the death, resurrection and future coming of Christ, beckoning believers to live in the power of the cross–now and forevermore.

The Power of the Cross??
Words & Music by Stuart Townend, Keith Getty
Performed by Bethany Dillon & Matt Hammitt

Verse 1

Oh to see the dawn of the darkest day
Christ on the road to cal ??- ??va ??- ??ry??
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 blood – stained brow??


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 the wound??
For through Your suf???fring I ?? ?? ??am ?? ?? ?? free??
Death is crushed to death, life is mine to live??
Won through Your self ??- ??less ?? ?? love??

Chorus 2

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??

Copyright ?? 2005 Thankyou Music/PRS (adm. worldwide by Songs excluding the UK & Europe which is adm. by Kingsway Music) All rights reserved. Used by permission.??


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