POC Blog

The random technotheolosophical blogging of Reid S. Monaghan

My Current Favorite Song

I have currently been listening to an album entitled "New Irish Hymns 4" with contemporary hymns sung by Margaret Becker, Kristen Getty, and Joanne Hogg.  I like it for a couple of reasons.

  1. I am Irish and like a lot of things "Irish"
  2. I love the theological richness and depth of the lyrics
  3. It is a little different genre of tunes for me...
  4. My daughters love it - enough said :)

Additionally, The Power of the Cross, a song on this CD, has just crushed my heart with overwhelming joy and thanksgiving to Jesus.  I can't think of another cut in our day which reflects the essence of the gospel in a more powerful way...

I will never forget singing this with 1200 men at the 2006 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors 

The Power of the Cross 

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.

This the power...

Now the daylight flees,
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as it's Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two;
Dead are raised to life;
Finished! the victory cry.

This the power...

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.

The Power of the Cross
Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music