Song of the Week 8 – Oh, to see the dawn

Thinking about Easter, this week’s song of the week is ‘Oh, to see the dawn (the power of the cross)’ by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty. This song tells the Easter story in a powerful and moving way.

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.

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

Find ‘Oh, to see the dawn’ in iTunes by clicking here.

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