We sung “The Wonderful Cross” at Grace Church in Des Moines this morning, and I wanted to share it with you.  This version is sung by Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman:

Lyrics below:

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

See from his head, his hands, his feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
All who gather here by grace draw near and bless
Your name

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all

His cross is wonderful for it is a demonstration of His love.  It provides victory over sin and death.  It is the basis of forgiveness.  In it is our hope for heaven.

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility, (Ephesians 2:13-16, ESV).

Thank you Jesus for enduring the cross for the joy that was set before you, (Hebrews 12:2).  Which is Your Bride, the Church.

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