For The Cause

For the cause of Christ the King
We give our lives, an offering
’Til all the earth resounds
With ceaseless praise
To the Son

For the cause of Christ we go
With joy to reap, with faith to sow
As many see
And many put their trust in the Son

Christ we proclaim,
The Name above every name:
For all creation,
Ev’ry nation,
God’s salvation
Through the Son!

For the King once lifted high
To cries of rage, of ‘crucify!’
Endured the cross
As every sin was laid
On the Son

To the King who conquered death
To free the poor and the oppressed
For lasting peace
For life and liberty
In the Son


Let it be my life’s refrain:
To live is Christ, to die is gain;
Deny myself, take up my cross
And follow the Son

— Words and Music by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Stuart Townend (c) 2016 Getty Music Publishing (BMI) and Townend Songs (PRS)



The Story

For the Cause” is a new hymn, written with Stuart Townend, on the call to missions and the cause of the Kingdom around the world. This song is dedicated to Danny Akin and our friends at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary who have and continue to send out countless missionaries to every corner of the world