When I look at the cross, I see mercy Pouring down from the blood on His brow All of heaven came down at that moment To forgive to forgive me and make me His child When I look at the cross, I see great grace Given freely with the nails in His hands All the riches of heaven became mine When they He suffered and died for my shame When I look at the cross, I am peaceful He took all my punishment there I don’t have to worry about storms that may come They all crumble and vanish away When I look at the cross, I see His love As He gave up His life for me All the suffering that He endured that day Just to pardon and sanctify me When I look at the cross I am hopeful For eternally living with Him I will lift up my praise and my worship Top the Lamb who has washed all my sin
If He loves me why do I suffer If He loves me why do I hurt If He loves me why do the trials of my life bring trouble at every turn If He loves me why do I tremble at what the next day will bring If He loves me when will He come to my side and remove all the things that sting Isn’t it enough that He died for me to take away my sins? Isn’t it enough that the comforter comes to settle your heart within? All that this life will throw at you will never compare to His love So when trials and tests try to steal all your rest Come to Jesus for He is enough His love is always there. It is always a comfort, always a resting place when trouble comes. We don’t have to wonder if he loves us if we will just look at the cross. Look at what he went through for you. Look at how much He suffered because he loves you. There is no pain greater than the pain of His heart breaking when the Father turned His head and darkness covered the sky. He had never been separated from His Father, not for all eternity past. And yet for three hours, He was covered with sin, and the Father could not look. That is how much Jesus loves you and me. When trouble surround you and it seems that a temptation is too hard to bear, get that picture of the cross in your mind. Think about Jesus on that cross. In your minds eye look at the blood dripping down from His brow. Look at the tears in His flesh. Look at the nails in His feet and hands. Look at His love poured out. This is the image that will get you through your tests and trials. He loved you so much that he stretched out His hands and died for you. Isn’t that enough? Does He really need to do any more for you to show you His love? John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him would have everlasting life.
As I approached the cross I could hardly look At the body that was Christ At the agony he bore Tears welled up in my eyes As I saw the crown of thorns He took it all for me I saw the stripes they gave’ Wrapped around His frame I saw the nails they drove Into His feet and hands I saw the blood run down How could he even talk He did it all for me I saw Him grasp for breath Just enough to breathe But suddenly He spoke Words that pierced the air Father forgive them They know not what they do With those words He forgave me and you Forgiven. I’m forgiven I’m set free from guilt and shame Forgiven. I’m forgiven I’m set free and I’ll praise His name Jesus Christ my victory He did it all for me He did it all for you He did it all for all.
I’ve searched the whole world over to find an inner peace I’ve travelled through the nations to find joy that would not cease I’ve looked up to the heavens to find a hope that settled me But I found these are nowhere but the cross I put my trust in doctors to heal my earthly pains I’ve worked through much exhaustion for money I could gain I’ve been in plays and speeches to see if I’d find fame But I found these are nowhere but the cross CHORUS The cross provides my healing The cross provides my peace The cross will give me joy that will never ever cease The cross gives hope forever And love eternally If I want that life abundantly There is nowhere but the cross I’ve had dreams and premonitions that did not satisfy All that I have wanted and all that I desire Is to find that special place where Jesus does abide And that is found nowhere but the cross CHORUS BRIDGE Down on my knees before you Down on my knees in prayer Lifting up holy hands Giving you all my praise Humbly I ask forgiveness Honestly open my heart Come Holy Spirit and heal me Here at the foot of the cross CHORUS ENDING I want to find that special place Where Jesus does abide I know it’s found Nowhere but the cross