Friday, April 24, 2020

Hymn of the Week: The Cross and the Tomb

This week's offering is an Easter hymn, reflecting on what Christ has done for us in his death and resurrection. It's set to the tune of "O Worship the King." 

The Cross and the Tomb

The cross and the tomb, where Jesus has died,
And where, by great pow'r, was raised to new life--
They stand as the testaments of our God's grace,
So lift up your voice and proclaim Jesus' praise!

Behold now the place where Jesus was laid:
The stone's rolled away; our Lord has been raised!
In mercy he died so that sinners might live,
So now to our risen Lord praises we give!

For us Jesus died, for us he arose,
For us he has vanquished all of our foes:
For death, it is beaten, the grave is bereft;
The King to his throne in all splendor ascends!

Give glory to God, all nations on earth,
For by Jesus' death we all have rebirth:
To any who come to the Savior in faith,
He'll grant you his favor and lavish his grace.