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Heather Headley Power of the Cross Lyrics

Last updated: 03/18/2013 01:14:25 PM

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 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.

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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REVIEW | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/18/13

THE WORDS OF THIS SONG BRINGS US AFRESH TO THE CROSS TO BE THERE TO HEAR THE NAILS THUD INTO THE BODY AND FLESH OF THE SINLESS ONE KNOWING THAT HIS SUFFERING BRINGS US PEACE AND FORGIVENESS ITS IS THE WONDER OF THE CROSS BUT MORE SO HIS BLOOD SHED FOR THE WHLOE WORLD SHED FOR ME FOR IT WITH HIS BLOOD WE ARE CLEANSED NOT WAITING TO BELITTLE THE CROSS BUT THOUSANDS DIED ON CROSSES IN THOSE DAYS BUT IT IS THE BLOOD OF GODS SON THAT BRINGS US FORGIVENESS WITHOUT THE BLOOD THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS ....

There is Power | Reviewer: Janice | 11/9/09

This is a wonderfully blessed song from a powerful CD. This song absolutely makes you feel as if you were on the cross of Calvary with Jesus. Each time I hear it I can only weep as I think about what Jesus endured for my sins.

Simply the GREATEST song EVER concieved about the magnitude and actual cost Christ"paid"at Calvary for us!!! | Reviewer: Anthony Tucker | 10/12/09

This is the most MOVING song made that causes the Christian to fully/really APPRECIATE exactly WHAT Christ endured for us at Calvary to free us from the BONDAGE of sin!! The emotion Heather packed into this song is UNBELIEVABLE!! I was actually moved to TEARS,the first time I heard where Heather,after conveying that Christ had"given up the ghost"(so EMPHATICALLY and scripturally accurate)sings to(an unmistakably)VICTORIOUS melody:"CURTAIN torn in TWO!"Heather so poetically and accurately sings this profound line:"And death is CRUSHED to DEATH,now life is mine to LIVE!!" i absolutely LOVE this song!!