The Beauty of the Cross

 It stands there so stately at the front of the church 
 Clean and lit up for all to see
 We look to that cross and sing all our hymns 
 The Old Rugged Cross and Amazing Grace
  
 But we don't see the agony, the heartache and pain
 That was nailed to that cross on that fateful day
 We think the cross is pretty and clean
 But the cross that He bore was deadly and mean
  
 We think of mercy and grace so sweet
 We think of love and forgiveness of sin
 We often forget the suffering and loss 
 The blood is the real beauty of the cross
  
 The blood that was shed from His hands and His feet 
 The blood that dropped down from the thorns on His head 
 The blood that poured out from the scars on His back
 His blood shed for me was the beauty of the cross
  
 The blood shed for healing 
 The blood shed for me
 The blood shed for salvation 
 His glorious blood 
 The blood of my Savior
 The blood of my Lord 
 The blood of God's son
 Given for us.
  
 We think of mercy and grace so sweet
 We think of love and forgiveness of sin
 We often forget the suffering and loss 
 The blood is the real beauty of the cross
  
 The blood that was shed from His hands and His feet 
 The blood that dropped down from the thorns on His head 
 The blood that poured out from the scars on His back
 His blood shed for me was the beauty of the cross
   

His Great Love For Me

 I don’t know why He loves me but He does
 I don’t know why He cares, but He cares
 I don’t know why He heals but He heals
 I don’t know why His plans He reveals
  
 I don’t know why He saved me but He did
 I don’t know why He died, but He lives
 I don’t know why He came to this earth
 I don’t know why he gave me new birth
  
 It’s His love for me, that came down for me
 From that heavenly home to set me free
 It’s His sacrifice on that lonely tree
 That showed His great love for me
  
 I don’t know what he gives me this great hope
 Or why he gave me peace so I could cope
 I don’t know why His joy has filled my soul
 His mercy is a thrill to behold
  
 He took the stripes and He took the scars
 The crown of thorns and the wounded heart
 He took the nails in His hands and feet
 All for me.  All for me
  
 It’s His love for me, that came down for me
 From that heavenly home to set me free
 It’s His sacrifice on that lonely tree
 That showed His great love for me

I Cannot Ignore

All that He has done for me
All He did to set me free
All His love and great mercy
I cannot ignore

All His sacrifice in life
All His teaching should suffice
All His passion on that cross
I cannot ignore

I never will forget His love
I never will forget He gave His life away
I never will forget what He’s done for me
What a precious Savior
Jesus Christ my Lord

All He has prepared for me
A mansion for eternity
All His grace that blesses me
I cannot ignore

Oh what wondrous love
Oh what joy and peace He gives
I just want to praise Him
I just want to praise Him
I cannot ignore all that He has done

I never will forget His love
I never will forget He gave His life away
I never will forget what He’s done for me
What a precious Savior
Jesus Christ my Lord