Cross-Centered Worship Songs: “Oh What Grace”

I have been responsible for leading corporate singing in the church for years.   I know how frustrating it can be to find songs that are worth singing.  Many of the newer songs never mention or even allude to the most important aspect of Christianity:  The message of The Cross!  To be sure, there are songs out there, but it takes time to find them.  I often sift through 40 songs, just to find one new song.   (Worship team members have affectionately, and some times derogatorily, nick-named me “The Lyric Police”.  Call me old school if you like, but I think the songs we sing to our Savior should be worthy of Him!

This column, “Cross-Centered Worship Songs”, was started as a way to serve my many worship leading friends.  I hope to introduce  some of the lesser known songs out there that you may not have heard.    We will be posting songs from different genres:  hymns, a capella, contemporary rock, etc.   We will post the lyrics as well as the Mp3 along with a chord chart when possible. I hope you find it helpful.  If you do, please let us know!     This weeks selection is an upbeat, rock-style song off the CD “Fuse”.   It is called “Oh What Grace”  and is by Zach Jones. 

Oh What Grace

Come and let us lift our voices, let us sing anew
Of His redeeming grace
Come with hearts so full of wonder, let us shout for joy
For He’s washed our sins away
Yes, He has saved our souls
And of His grace we’ll sing

His grace has pardoned our transgressions
His grace, so marvelous, so free
His grace has paid our debt completely
His grace is all we’ll ever need
Oh what grace

Once we stood before Him guilty, condemned by all our sin
Deserving of His wrath
But God, so very rich in mercy,lavished on us grace
Through His Son’s atoning death
And He has saved our souls
And of His grace we’ll sing

And we could never add
To the finished work of Christ
It will always be enough
So it’s here we’ll rest our hearts
And it’s here we’ll find our peace
In His perfect righteousness

© 2006 NAP Record.   Listen to another cross-centered worship song here:  Cross-Centered Worship “All I Have Is Christ”

Words and music by Zach Jones
As recorded on FUSE

For the authentic, free, guitar chart for this song, follow this link:

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Posted on January 12, 2011, in Christianity, Worship and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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