The power of the cross

“The Power of the Cross”
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music

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 pow’r 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.
Ev’ry bitter thought,
Ev’ry 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 vict’ry 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.

FINAL CHORUS:
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.

In Christ alone

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Church this morning was peaceful, Ds2 was very well behaved and instead of focusing on the service my mind wondered – brought back to reality by our choir singing In Christ alone – a beautiful song and really says everything for me . Tonight I was at church again as I had been asked to read MARK 14:32-50

And the choir sang it again .

Bearing in mind that last week end I was at my cousins wedding and we sang it , i really feel I am being constantly reminded of God love anf forgiveness

“In Christ Alone”
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Kingsway Thankyou MusicIn Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev’ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow’r of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

“No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;”
No matter what I am going through at the moment , the stress and pain , I know I am being held tightly and that is such comfort

YOUTUBE

I was a little disappointed the other day , I was writing an essay and as I often do I went on to youtube to play one of my lists only to find most of my hillsongs where gone. not allowed to be played – Now maybe Im missing the point , I do understand that artists do produce songs to sell and make money but should Christian artists be so short sighted and so focused on self. Often I read 1 or 2 comments left and its obvious that non Christans do come across their music on youtube – sometimes the comments can be a bit rude but who is to say how may people listen and find a little seed is planted in their hearts . I have bought several CD`S after hearing a song on youtube by an artist I didnt really know of. Christian artists I think you need to re-acess your focus- is it God or selling cd`s-

I bought a cd by Michael w Smith after enjoying Above all on youtube

Monday music: Redeemer


Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning
Who told the ocean you an only come this far?
Who showed the moon where to hide ’til evening
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
All of creation testify
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives

The very same God that spins things in orbit
He runs to the weary, the worn and the weak
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I’m broken
They conquered death to bring me victory

Now I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life wihtin me cry
I know my Redeemer, He lives

To take away my shame
And He lives forever I’ll proclaim
That the payment for my sin
Was the precious life He gave
But now He’s alive
And there’s an empty grave.

And I know my Redeemer, He lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives

let me know if you put any favourite songs on your blog and I`ll pay a visit

MUSIC MONDAY: Watermark – Captivate Us

Your face is beautiful
And Your eyes are like the stars
Your gentle hands have healing
There inside the scars
Your loving arms they draw me near
And Your smile it brings me peace
Draw me closer oh my Lord
Draw me closer Lord to Thee

(chorus)
Captivate us, Lord Jesus
Set our eyes on You
Devastate us with Your presence
Falling down
And rushing river, draw us nearer
Holy fountain consume us with You
Captivate us Lord Jesus, with You

Your voice is powerful
And Your words are radiant bright
In Your breath and shadow
I will come close and abide
You whisper love and life divine
And Your fellowship is free
Draw me closer O my Lord
Draw me closer Lord to Thee

(chorus)

Let everything be lost in the shadows
Of the light of Your face
Let every chain be broken from me
As I’m bound in Your grace
For Your yoke is easy, Your burden is light
You’re full of wisdom, power and might
And every eye will see You

MusicMonday- Barrowgirl-Never alone

I waited for You today
But You didn’t show
No.No.No
I needed You today
So where did you go?
You told me to call
Said You’d be there
And though I haven’t seen You
Are You still there?

Chorus
I cried out with no reply and
I can’t feel You by my side
So I’ll hold tight to what I know
You’re here and I’m never alone.

And though I cannot see You
and I can’t explain why
Such a deep, deep reassurance
You’ve placed in my life oh
We cannot separate
‘Cause You’re part of me
and though You’re invisible
I trust the unseen

Chorus
I cried out with no reply
And I can’t feel You by my side
So I’ll hold tight to what I know
You’re here and I’m never alone

We cannot separate
You’re part of me
and though You’re invisible
I trust the unseen

Chorus
I cried out with no reply
and I can’t feel You by my side
So I’ll hold tight to what I know
You’re here and I’m never alone

Music Monday:Your Name by Paul Baloche

As morning dawns and evening fades
You inspire songs of praise
That rise from earth to touch Your heart and glorify Your Name

[Chorus:]
Your Name is a strong and mighty tower
Your Name is a shelter like no other
Your Name, let the nations sing it louder
‘Cause nothing has the power to save
But Your Name

Jesus, in Your Name we pray
Come and fill our hearts today
Lord, give us strength to live for You and glorify Your Name

[Chorus:]
Your Name is a strong and mighty tower
Your Name is a shelter like no other
Your Name, let the nations sing it louder
‘Cause nothing has the power to save but Your Name

[Chorus:]
Your Name is a strong and mighty tower
Your Name is a shelter like no other
Your Name, let the nations sing it louder
‘Cause nothing has the power to save but

[Chorus:]
Your Name is a strong and mighty tower
Your Name is a shelter like no other
Your Name, let the nations sing it louder
‘Cause nothing has the power to save but Your Name
‘Cause nothing has the power to save but Your Name

Let me know if you post any fav songs on your blog especially a music monday

Music Monday :Sanctus Real- Thankyou

“Thank You”

There are new horizons with colors that I’ve never seen
The sky is filled with graces since you have carried me
I felt so far beyond your reach, but you gave everything for me
I was lost but you rescued my life

[Chorus:]
Why in the world did you come after me?
Thank you, thank you
Words aren’t enough, but for now I can say
Thank you, thank you

There is hope rising ’cause you have strength I’ve never seen
And your eyes are shining ’cause you shed tears for me
I was miles from dry land, but you gave everything you had
I can’t understand a love of this kind

[Chorus:]

I could find other lines that you haven’t heard spoken over and over again
I’ve tried every way, but I keep landing on that simple phrase
So I’ll keep singing, “thank you”

[Chorus:]

Hey hope you like this - it makes me smile every time the guy who added the video pops up in the middle with his sign

Music Monday: Michael W. Smith – Healing Rain

Healing rain is coming down
It’s coming nearer to this old town
Rich and poor, weak and strong
It’s bringing mercy, it won’t be long

Healing rain is coming down
It’s coming closer to the lost and found
Tears of joy, and tears of shame
Are washed forever in Jesus’ name

Healing rain, it comes with fire
So let it fall and take us higher
Healing rain, I’m not afraid
To be washed in Heaven’s rain

Lift your heads, let us return
To the mercy seat where time began
And in your eyes, I see the pain
Come soak this dry heart with healing rain

And only You, the Son of man
Can take a leper and let him stand
So lift your hands, they can be held
By someone greater, the great I Am

Healing rain, it comes with fire
So let it fall and take us higher
Healing rain, I’m not afraid
To be washed in Heaven’s rain

To be washed in Heaven’s rain…

Healing rain is falling down
Healing rain is falling down
I’m not afraid
I’m not afraid…

Music Monday

Days of Elijah
Words and Music by Robin Mark

These are the days of Elijah
Declaring the Word of the Lord

And these are the days of your servant Moses
Righteousness being restored

And though these are days of great trials
Of famine and darkness and sword

Still we are the voice in the desert crying
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Behold He comes! Riding on the clouds!
Shining like the sun! At the trumpet call
Lift your voice! It’s the year of Jubilee!
And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes!

And these are the days of Ezekiel
The dry bones becoming as flesh

And these are the days of your servant David
Rebuilding a temple of praise

And these are the days of the harvest
The fields are as white in the world

And we are the labourers in your vineyard
Declaring the word of the Lord!

Behold He comes! Riding on the clouds!
Shining like the sun! At the trumpet call
Lift your voice! It’s the year of Jubilee!
And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes!

There’s no God like Jehovah!

There’s no God like Jehovah!

There’s no God like Jehovah!

There’s no God like Jehovah!
(Repeat 3 times)

Behold He comes! Riding on the clouds!
Shining like the sun! At the trumpet call
Lift your voice! It’s the year of Jubilee!
And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes!

Behold He comes! Riding on the clouds!
Shining like the sun! At the trumpet call
Lift your voice! It’s the year of Jubilee!
And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes!

And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes!

And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes!

Love singing this at our 10 o’clock service.

We all bow down

Just came across this song and have been playing it all week- enjoy

Princes and Paupers
Sons and Daughters
Kneel at the Throne of Grace
Losers and Winners
Saints and Sinners
One day we’ll see His face

And we all bow down
Kings will surrender their crowns
And worship Jesus
For He is the Love
Unfailing Love
He is the Love of God

Summer and Winter
The Mountains and the Rivers
Whisper the Saviour’s name
Awesome and Holy
A friend to the lonely
Forever His love will reign

He’s the Light of the World
And Lord of the Cross

For some reason it makes me feel tearful but in a good way iykwim just the thought of seeing his face one day- all of us bowing down before him

Music Monday : Evermore

Lost for words with all to say
Lord you take my breath away
Still my soul, my soul cries out
You are holy

And as I look upon Your name
Circumstances fade away
Now Your glory steals my heart
You are holy

You are holy
You are holy Lord

Evermore my heart, my heart will say
Above all, I live for Your glory
Even if my world falls I will say
Above all, I live for Your glory

With all my heart I’ll say
I’m living for Your name
With all to give You praise
We’re living for Your glory Lord

Evermore my heart, my heart will say
Above all, I live for Your glory
Even if my world falls I will say
Above all, I live for Your glory

Praise Music

 Above all

Above all powers, above all kings
Above all nature and all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
You were here before the world began

Above all kingdoms, above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There’s no way to measure what you’re worth

Crucified
Laid behind a stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

Above all powers, above all kings
Above all nature and all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
You were here before the world began

Above all kingdoms, above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There’s no way to measure what you’re worth

Crucified
Laid behind a stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

Crucified
Laid behind a stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

Music Monday: Hillsong- Soldier

Its been a long time since I done a Music Monday as normal its a lovely quiet gentle one.

You all know I’m joking don’t you? Its another favourite from Hillsong United More than life CD, its called Soldier (14) and I especially love hearing my 4 year singing it with me in the car. if You get a chance play it ( nice and loud too) Must learn how to link to youtube-lol

Soldier

Can’t nobody stop me now
Cause i’m part of the army now
Praise the LORD is what i wanna shout
Even in a crowd i’m gonna sing it Loud

You can see what you want to see
But i know what he’s done for me
Every day i can feel his power
‘Cause the spirit of the Lord
He lifts me higher

All the world, can’t stop, can’t stop him
All the world, can’t stop, can’t stop him now

My God is the strongest tower
Turn to him in the scary hour
Even when it gets harder now
All i wanna do is just praise him louder

Keep singing ’til my voice run out
Keep running til he lifts me out
keep singing it cause i can’t stop
Oh, i can’t stop

You got the give yourself up
You got to lose your pride
You got to see it different
Open up your spiritual eyes

The devil wants you beaten
He wants you lying, cheating
But that won’t last much longer
My dad is bigger, stronger

Sound off, 1, 2 Sound off 3, 4
Bring it on down, 1, 2, 3, 4… 1, 2….3, 4

We are all soldier’s in God’s army, we have the best General , the strongest leader and the best Father possible aren’t we blessed.

 

ETA link to youtube- thanks Ds1

Music Monday

Through the bustle, stress of the last weeks after an over busy Sunday the Real Christmas is working its way in to my heart . This is one of my favourite carols- at least at the moment

O Holy Night
(written by Placide Cappeau)
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining,
it is the night of the dear Savior’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
’til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
for yonder breaks a new and glorious morning.

Fall on your knees,
oh hear the angel voices,
oh night divine, oh night when Christ was born.
Oh night divine, oh night when Christ was born.

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming
with glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
(O holy, O holy night), O holy night.
Led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
here came the wise men from Orient land.

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
for yonder breaks a new and glorious morning.

Fall on your knees,
oh hear the angel voices,
oh night divine, oh night.
This holy night, God gave His Son,
so we might have life,
(this holy, this holy night).

This holy night, God gave His love,
God gave His love,
(Your love is holy).

And the angels up above
saying, don’t be afraid
(this holy, this holy night).

Born to You this day is a Savior,
so don’t be afraid, so…
Fall on your knees,
oh hear the angel voices,
oh night divine, oh night when Christ was born.
Oh night divine, oh night when Christ was born.

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Music Monday : Take to the world

Gosh haven’t had a music monday for a while . This is a song that means a lot to me and I have meant to to put it on for quite a while . For those of you who are interested I Just found out its based on the Episcopalian Benediction.

Take to the world

Go in peace to love and to serve
And let your ears ring long with what you have heard
And may the bread on your tongue leave a trail of crumbs
To lead the hungry back to the place that you are from

And take to the world this love hope and faith
Take to the world this rare relentless grace
And like the three in one
Know you must become what you want to save
‘Cause that’s still the way
He takes to the world

Go and go far take light deep in the dark
Believe what’s true use it as all, even you
May the bread on your tongue leave a trail of crumbs
To lead the hungry back to the place you are from

words and music by: aaron tate
appears on: She Must and Shall Go Free

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will add a link when I find one to play