Oh, to see the dawnOf the darkest day:Christ on the road to Calvary.Tried by sinful men,Torn and beaten, thenNailed 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 painWritten on Your face,Bearing the awesome weight of sin.Ev’ry bitter thought,Ev’ry evil deedCrowning Your bloodstained brow. Now the daylight flees;Now the ground beneathQuakes as its Maker bows His head.Curtain torn in two,Dead are raised to life;”Finished!” the vict’ry cry.Oh, to see my nameWritten 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.