New Song: “For the Cross”

Here’s a head’s up for Sunday. We’ll be singing a new song. It’s called “For the Cross” and was written by Matt Redman.

Why sing this song? That’s pretty easy. It speaks boldly, passionately, and clearly about the cross of Jesus Christ. Did you know that it’s OK for Christians to boast? Yeah, in fact Christians ought to be boasting all the time…but only in the cross of Jesus Christ (Galatians 6:14).

I hope your heart is filled with love and thankfulness and wonder for all that Jesus is and has done for you as you consider these words. (You can listen, here.)

I will love you for the cross
And I will love you for the cost
Man of sufferings
Bringer of my peace
You came into a world of shame
And paid the price we could not pay
Death that brought me life
Blood that brought me home
Death that brought me life
Blood that brought me home

And I love you for the cross
I’m overwhelmed by the mystery
I love you for the cost
That Jesus you would do this for me
When you were broken, you were beaten,
You were punished, I go free
You were wounded and rejected
In your mercy – I am healed

Jesus Christ the sinners friend
Does this kindness know no bounds
With your precious blood you have purchased me
Oh the mystery of the cross
You were punished you were crushed
But that punishment has become my peace
Yes that punishment has become my peace
–words and music by Matt and Beth Redman, 1998 Thankyou Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing).

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