Christ Centered Worship Songs: “What A Savior”

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 “What A Savior” is a remake of the old hymn (1875) with an updated chorus.  Musically, it is very stripped down, with a lot of potential to put your congregations own touch on it.   A Gospel saturated song that calls us to rejoice in what God accomplished at Calvary.

What A Savior

Man of Sorrows, what a name
For the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim, hallelujah
Bearing shame and scoffing rude
In my place condemned He stood
Sealed my pardon with His blood
Hallelujah, hallelujah

Savior, You showed Your love
Defeated our sin, poured out Your blood
So we praise You, Lamb that was slain
We offer our lives to proclaim
What a Savior

Guilty, vile, and helpless we
Spotless Lamb of God was He
Full atonement, can it be? Hallelujah
Lifted up was He to die
“It is finished” was His cry
Now in heav’n exalted high
Hallelujah, hallelujah

When He comes, our glorious King
All His ransomed home to bring
Then anew this song we’ll sing
Hallelujah, hallelujah

Verses by Philip Bliss (1875), Music and chorus by Devon Kauflin

For more songs like this, visit our “Cross-Centered Worship Songs” page.

Official Chord Chart is Here:  What_a_Savior
Official Piano Score is over here: What_a_Savior piano

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Posted on June 13, 2011, in Christianity, Worship and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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