Mighty Is The Power Of The Cross Lyrics - Chris Tomlin

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What can take a dying man and raise him up to life again?
What can heal a wounded soul?
What can make us white as snow?
What can fill the emptiness?
What can mend our brokenness?

Mighty, awesome, wonderful
Is the holy cross
Where the Lamb laid down His life
To lift us from the fall
Mighty is the power of the cross

What restores our faith in God?
What reveals the Father's love?
What can lead the wayward home?
What can melt a heart of stone?
What can free the guilty ones
What can save and overcome?


It's a miracle to me [2x]
And It's still a mystery [2x]
It's a miracle to me
The power of God
For those who believe

Mighty, awesome, wonderful
Is the holy cross
Where the Lamb laid down His life
To lift us from the fall
Mighty is .......
Mighty is.......
Mighty is the power of the cross

Thank You for the cross [2x]
Love the cross [2x]
So Powerful...... ohhhhh yeahhh
What can take a dying man?
And raise him up to life again?

Worship You Jesus
By your wounds we are healed
By your wounds we are saved
Mighty is the power of the cross [2x]
Thank You Jesus for the Holy cross

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The Cross | Reviewer: Josef Sefton | 3/28/12

A cross is a cross. Wood isn't known for the attribute of holiness, but Lord Jesus Christ is!

Jesus became a curse - bore our sins - when He hung on the cross - a tree.

The scriptures say that Jesus was perfect. He was sinless. We deserved to die because of our sins. He did not! Therefore, when He willingly died on a cross
in our place - for our sins - He became a "curse."

If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, his corpse shall not hang all night on the tree, but you
shall surely bury him on the same day (for he who is hanged is accursed of God),.. Deut. 21:22-23

It is the perfect, finished reconciling work of Jesus on the cross which is a holy offering unto Almighty God.

... and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness... 1 Pet. 2:24

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us - for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE” - in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Gal. 3:13 -14

“We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross." See Acts 5:29-30

May God continue to richly bless you all!

Power of God | Reviewer: Jim | 3/3/11

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

The Cross is The Power Of God, All Things Come to us by The Cross, if we look to anything else we perish.

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

The Cross to the Saved is where the bondage of Sin was broken, it is not the tree, but He who hung on the tree. So when a Christian hears the mention of The Cross, it is the Power of God.

Two sides of the coin | Reviewer: Andy Buchanan | 2/4/11

I found this page while searching to see if anyone else agreed with me that this song seems to suggest that the cross itself is mighty and powerful, which I have thought it did since I first heard it – and disagree with, obviously.

I agree with those who say that the intention behind the phrase "the cross" is not the literal "two bits of wood", but a figurative "what Jesus achieved by his death on the cross and subsequent resurrection".

I think the question is not whether he intended A or B, but whether it is judicious to release a song which says A literally, but means B figuratively. I think our songs would be tremendously boring if they were all completely literal, so I'm not advocating that, and if a song is obviously figurative and has no realistic literal meaning it is clear it should be taken figuratively and the listener then will work to understand what it means.

However, if there is a clear literal meaning, which is actually wrong, I'm not sure, especially for new Christians discovering the faith and immersing themselves in worship music and so on for the first time, how the listener is supposed to know that the figurative sense is intended. Particularly on an album of primarily congregational worship songs with necessarily fairly straightforward lyrics.

Just my two pence worth.

Power pf the Cross | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/8/09

when people say we are worshipping the cross instead of Christ you are letting the old man self guide you away from enjoying beautiful lyrics that the Holy Spirit gave Mr. Tomlin so he could share with the whole world the Love and Gift that God gave us and if you don't get it than you need to go back and read your bible over and over again to do. May The Holy Spirit guide you and teach you.Amen.

Alas, when babes in christ speak, it shows.. | Reviewer: mariod | 4/11/09

Today is Good-Friday; I just returned from a good communion service commemorating Our Lord's Last Supper, suffering and OBEDIENCE (Phil 2:8)

However, I heard this song at the service and it troubled me, that I do not see scripture to support the idea of mighty, power and cross in one sentence.
A search shows the cross to be used in the NT letters to refer to the shame and suffering associated with this type Roman execution. There is nothing holy or mighty or transforming in it.

It the Power of the OBEDIENCE of the only Person (Jesus) ever who could have indeed gotten off the cross, to OBEY His Father, and stay on it, endure it, and have HIS BLOOD SHED in this manner, (enduring the huge shame and brutalization)for our SINS to be FORGIVEN.

Many, many, people died by crucifixion before and after Jesus; They were powerless to halt or accelerate their suffering. There was no element of obedience in their being crucified. It was coerced. Shedding their blood in this painful way benefited no one. (Thus the movie the PASSION of the CHRIST, does a good job of showing the brutal nature of a crucifixion, but a dismal job of why it was different in the case of The Christ, who went willingly and in control of how and when HE gave up the Ghost)

Not all hymns of the Church are bible-sound ! And "loving the old rugged cross" is one of them. We exalt the Christ of the cross, and his "not my will, but THY will be done" agony that accepted it.

Many in our world, then and now, are offended that we serve a God who was shamed and slain by the "cross"-approach. (Phil 3:18) They would have nothing to do with it or be associated with it.

I trust that our Lord will grant us the Wisdom to be exhorted by His Word in scripture.

transformation | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/13/07

i think this is a wonderful portrayal of how God can take something awful and ugly and make it beautiful. its a parallel to how he takes our lives, lives destined for death, and makes us alive. he writes about our sin and asks "what can save us from this?" it isn't the cross that does this, but what God destined the cross for. God made the cross holy - only his power could do that. it is this power that he writes about. the power of transformation. the idea that blood and death can bring life. the cross was a horrible symbol and now, to us, it is beautiful because it represents Jesus' sacrifice. that is the power of the cross. the power that God bestowed upon it because of the purpose that he gave to it. even death cannot be ugly in light of this.

The Cross | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/9/07

This song does not talk about the pieces of wood that physically make up the cross. Rather, it talks about what the cross represents, Jesus laying down his life for us and taking on the sin of the world separated from His Father. Kinda reminds me of the hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross."

Holy is the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/11/07

Words do matter. No matter how you slice it the words to this song show you worship the cross. How wrong you are! I am not an enemy of the cross. My Lord and Savior chose to die for me on that cross. He chose to take my sins on His body on the cross. It is through His death and ressurection that I have been forgiven and have been given eternal life. It is all because of God's amazing grace. And for that I will praise Him forever! But I will not call the cross holy. Holy is the LORD God Almighty! No one else, nothing else. I glory in what Jesus Christ did for me on the cross. But I do not glory in the cross.

The Cross is Mighty | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/2/07

Don't be absurd in your assumption that it is worship of the Cross (which is indeed mighty)

and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. Ephesians 2:16

For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, Philippians 3:18

and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. Colossians 1:20

having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Colossians 2:14

Look at the utter reverence and recognition Paul has for the cross of Christ. Truly TRULY, I say that it is mighty. True, also that two pieces of wood, or a necklace of a crucifix worn around the neck have no power. However, it is symbolic of the power of God through Christ available to us. Chris Tomlin clearly, CLEARLY identifies this to us. Read the lyrics again in a figurative, non-literal manner, and it will self-evident that the artistry in the lyrics are absolutely not worship of the cross.

Mighty is the power of my Lord and my Savior Jesus! | Reviewer: Heni Bond | 8/9/07

There is too much emphasis on the cross. You are worshipping the cros not the Christ Who died on that shameful cross. Heb 12:2 - Christ endured the cross suffering it's shame. It is Christ Who made the difference not the cross. The cross does not have power, it cannot heal, it isn;t mighty, it isn't holy. God is Holy, Jesus is Holy! Not the cross!

My Fav | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/18/07

This has been my Favorite song for a year. I never get tired of it, and I am totally and completely in love with the idea that someone else can be this in love with God. Our creator is good. Who wrote the Lyrics? Chris Tomlin?

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