“For the Cross” – Music and Lyrics

If you want to hear a beautiful song for Easter, listen to this one from Bethel Music. We sang it with our church last Sunday and it was very moving to hear and to see the response as everyone worshiped.

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“For The Cross”
by Jenn Johnson, Ian McIntosh, and Gabriel Wilson

Verse 1
The life You gave
Your body was broken
Your love poured out
You bled and You died for me
There on the cross You breathed Your last as You were crucified
You gave it all for me

Chorus 1
Hallelujah what a Savior
Hallelujah what a friend
Hallelujah King forever
We thank You for the cross

Verse 2
There in the ground
Sealed in the darkness
Lifeless laid
The frame of the Father’s Son
In agony He watched His only Son be sacrificed
He gave it all for me

Verse 3
But on that day
What seemed as the darkest hour
A violent hope broke through and shook the ground
And as You rose
And the light of all the world was magnified
As You rose in victory

Chorus 2
Hallelujah it is finished
Hallelujah it is done
Hallelujah King forever
And we thank You for the cross
Oh we thank You for the cross

Oh my sins are forgiven
You paid the ransom for me
Though our sins are scarlet
You have made us white as snow

© 2013 Bethel Music

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Do you have a favorite song for Easter? Please share in the comments.

3 thoughts on ““For the Cross” – Music and Lyrics

  1. Sharon

    Back in the day I always liked the hymn, “Crown Him with Many Crowns.” And of course, my all-time favorite is the “Hallelujah Chorus.” I haven’t heard that sung in years, but it never ceases to give me goosebumps and tears.

    And He shall reign for ever and ever…

    Oh yes, AMEN!


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