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Cross of Christ - 'Approaching Violet' song 

Cross of Christ by Teresa Thomas

[Click the photo to play the song]

Many years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity of playing in a Christian rock band called "Approaching Violet"!  We had such a wonderful time writing songs together.  This is one of my songs from that time -- it was a treat finding the CD in a box while packing to move!

Approaching Violet:  Terry Butler (drums); Len Sitnick (bass); Richard Day (guitar); me - piano/vocals


Cross of Christ

Oh Cross of Christ,

Love's sweetest face

For there my sin, He dared embrace

And there in death and agony

my Savior bled and died for me


'Father, forgive'...Love's sweetest words

Each dying breath such grace for me

O Love of God, how rich, how pure...

Because of Calvary





A Sacred Lament: Psalm 22 - A Song for Good Friday 

My God, my God, 
why have you abandoned me?
Why are you so far from helping me?

I cry day and night 
But You do not answer
And I find no rest

Yet, You're enthroned on the praises of Israel
Our Fathers trusted You....and You rescued them!

They cried out to You
They trusted in You
And You saved them....

So God, my God...why have You abandoned me?
Yet, I'm a worm
I'm scorned for all humanity

They pierce my hands, my feet
I can count all my bones
My heart melts like wax...

(Mi kamocha Ba'elim Adonai?
Mi kamocha e'dar hakodesh
Nora tehillot, oseh pheleh, oseh pheleh...) 

My God, My God, why have you abandoned Me?
Do not be far away, Lord
O, my strength, come rescue my soul from the sword
Save me from the Lions

For You have answered me...

Teresa Thomas Music