Monday, October 16, 2006

Modern Hymns - "Oh To See the Dawn" or "The Power of the Cross"

Keith Getty and Stewart Townsend have written many modern hymns, incorporating sound biblical theology and new tunes. Many people recognize the Getty/Townsend song, "In Christ Alone"; here are the words to another awesome, truth-filled hymn:

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 groun beneath
Quakes as it's 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

What an incredible testimony to the torture and death of the King of kings and the Lord of lords. With his obedience from birth to unjust death, Christ earned the right to sit on the throne of heaven and rule for all eternity, and by the power of the cross we too will reign with Christ for all eternity!!!