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Remembering the Cross

Remembering the Cross
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There is so much we could say about the Lord’s death. We could think of the power of the cross and how his sacrifice saved us from a lost eternity. We could think about his sinless life and the fact he didn’t deserve to die. We could think of the agony and suffering he endured for us. Many thoughts come to mind at this time of year.

Today we offer two hymns that speak of the cross of Christ. Their beauty shines through the darkness and points us to the only Savior of all.

Alas! and did my Saviour bleed?
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

Was it for crimes that I have done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! Grace unknown!
And love beyond degree.

Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut his glories in,
When the incarnate Maker died
For man, His creature’s sin.

Thus might I hide my blushing face,
While His dear Cross appears;
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And Melt my eyes to tears.

Isaac Watts


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:
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.

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.

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.

FINAL CHORUS:
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.

Words and Music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

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