Saturday, April 11, 2009

Amazing thoughts "Beneath the Cross of Jesus"

The last few times we've sung this newer hymn, my eyes and heart have been full. The second verse has become more signicant as we've sought to understand God's will in racial harmony and the whole is precious this weekend of remembering Christ's death (and resurrection!). Ponder. . .

Beneath the cross of Jesus
I find a place to stand,
And wonder at such mercy
That calls me as I am;
For hands that should discard me
Hold wounds which tell me, "Come."
Beneath the cross of Jesus
My unworthy soul is won.

Beneath the cross of Jesus
His family is my own—
Once strangers chasing selfish dreams,
Now one through grace alone.
How could I now dishonor
The ones that You have loved?
Beneath the cross of Jesus
See the children called by God.

Beneath the cross of Jesus—
The path before the crown—
We follow in His footsteps
Where promised hope is found.
How great the joy before us
To be His perfect bride;
Beneath the cross of Jesus
We will gladly live our lives.

Words and Music by Keith & Kristyn Getty
Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music

1 comment:

Keren said...

This song has been a huge encouragement to me on many occasions in the last few months. The words and music go together so well, and I have listened to it hundreds of times. The words are so powerful! But even more powerful is the truth behind them. How blessed we are! Thanks for sharing these words.