“He was crucified in weakness, but He lives by God’s power.” – 2 Corinthians 13:4

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: (1-3)
This the power 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 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: (4)
This the power of the cross;
Son of God slain for us.
What a love, what a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross!


Words and Music: Keith Getty (1974-  ) and Stuart Townend (1963-  )
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pianist: E. Zacek