Oh To See the Dawn (The Power of the Cross)

Here is a video of one of my favorite songs.

The Power of the Cross
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend 
Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music

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.

VICTORY signs up!  Thank You, Jesus, for fighting on to victory!

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About USCTrojan4JC

God Follower, husband, father, USC Trojan alumnus, Mazda employee

3 responses to “Oh To See the Dawn (The Power of the Cross)”

  1. deadkau says :

    amen, thank you for sharing.

  2. udonoogen says :

    i like to listen to stuff on rhapsody (25 free plays a month!)… http://www.rhapsody.com/goto?rcid=tra.9481655&variant=play&lsrc=RN_imbetter quality than youtube for some songs. no video, unfortunately.

  3. kaumama says :

    i really like that song too. thanks for sharing!

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