Atonement, Humility, Redemption, Sin, The Cross of Christ, The Love of God, The Resurrection of Christ, The Sacrifice of Christ, The Victory of Christ



Verse 1
How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That he should give his only Son
To make a wretch his treasure
How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns his face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Verse 2
Behold the Man upon a cross
My sin upon his shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

Verse 3
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from his reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know, with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

CCLI Song # 1558110 | Stuart Townend | © 1995 Thankyou Music 

  Sample Introduction

This next song is a meditation on the cross of Christ. The words help us to see the cross as God’s ultimate expression of his deep love for us, so much that he turns his face away from his only Son, that we might be made his treasure. We have nothing more that we can boast in, but that Jesus’ death has paid our greatest debt and brought us life everlasting. 


  Song Links

  Scripture References

Old Testament – Psalm 22:1
New Testament – Matthew 20:28, Matthew 27:27-55, Mark 10:45, Mark 15, Luke 23:35-39, John 3:16, John 19:30, Galatians 6:14, Ephesians 2:4-9, 1 Timothy 2:6, Hebrews 2:10, 1 Peter 2:24

  Doctrinal Themes

Christian Living – Humility
Christology – The Cross of Christ, The Resurrection of Christ, The Sacrifice of Christ, The Victory of Christ
Doctrine of God – The Love of God
The Gospel – Atonement, Redemption, Sin

  Liturgical Themes

Assurance, Holy Communion