The Power Of The Cross

Written by: Keith Getty, Stuart Townend

© 2005 Thankyou Music | CCLI: 4490766

The Power Of The Cross As sung by: Stuart Townend


Original Key: F

Tempo: 124.00


Verse 1:
F/A    G/B     C
Oh, to see the dawn
       G7/D    C/E
Of the darkest day:
F             C/E     Dm7    Fmaj7    Gsus4  G
Christ on the road to Cal  -  va   -   ry.
F/A      G/B    C
Tried by sinful men,
         G7/D    C/E
Torn and beaten, then

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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.

This, the power 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.
Every bitter thought,
Every 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 victory 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 power of the cross:
Son of God - slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.

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