Monday, March 31, 2014

The Power of the Cross

I've been singing in church choir since I was about 10 years old. I've done junior choir, senior choir, county choral society, GNJ Conference choir, etc. If you go to St. Paul's, you've probably noticed I sing in the Archangel Choir and play keyboard for the praise team.

You know all those Bible verses that people know by heart, like John 3:16, Psalm 23, etc.? I know them all set to music. Sometimes when I'm trying to quote a verse, it comes out in music, like from Handel's "Messiah:" "For unto us a child is bo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-orn." :)

A couple of Sundays ago we sang a song in church that was new to our congregation. It was "The Power of the Cross," by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend, the same composers as "In Christ Alone," a favorite of mine.

Since then I haven't been able to get that song out of my head. If you have time, here is a powerful version of it:

If you don't have time to watch the video, here's the final refrain:

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.

During this season of Lent, I hope you will find or make a few minutes to listen to this song and reflect on the words. "Death is crushed to death; life is mine to live, won through Your selfless love."



  1. This is one that gets stuck in my head as well. Its also one I love to play. Awesome song with great lyrics. I think I like how powerfully triumphant it can sound while speaking of his suffering and death.