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Lead Me to the Cross

posted Jul 11, 2011, 5:00 PM by Sarah Brehm

For this Music Monday I’m going to share with you my favorite worship song. While everything we do is supposed to be a form of worship, and going to a Skillet concert is worship to me, there are certain moments that seem more spiritual than others. When I listen to “Lead Me to the Cross” written by Brooke Fraser, and made famous by the highly acclaimed worship band Hillsong United, I escape to place where it’s just me and God.

 

The first time I heard it was at church in Wilmington, North Carolina, where I attended college. The worship band played this song, and tears just poured down my face as I let the music and lyrics consume me. I don’t like to think about the cross and the suffering Christ endured. I cannot comprehend that God loves me so much that he would let His son be crucified. This song leads me back to the cross, to that moment, when Christ hung on the cross wearing a crown of thorns that dug into his scalp. Nails punctured his hands and feet. Blood spilled out of his wounds as he waited for death to take him. There He is, in my place.

 

Below I leave with the lyrics. On the right are various versions of the songs. Be led to the cross, and be consumed with love.

 

Savior I come
Quiet my soul remember
Redemption's hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as loss

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Oh Lead me, lead me to the cross

You were as I
Tempted and tried
Human
The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you're risen
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as loss

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Oh Lead me, lead me to the cross

To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart
 
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Words by: Sarah Brehm

Hillsong United

 

Francesca Battistelli

 
 

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