Friday, April 22, 2011

A hymn

As we approach Good Friday and Easter, I want take this opportunity to wish you an Easter blessing.  The lyrics below are from a modern hymn written by Keith and Kristen Getty, a couple from Northern Ireland.  The lyrics very nicely express what these days are all about for christains like myself - God bless

The Power of the Cross (you can listen at gettymusic.com)

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 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.


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

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