The Cross Stands

Written by: Ben Cantelon, Nick Herbert, Tim Hughes, Matt Redman

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Original Key: Bb

Tempo: 76.00


Verse 1:
E♭2             B♭
    Beyond this lifetime,
E♭2             B♭               Fadd4
    Beyond this darkness there's light:
E♭2               B♭
    Your cross is shining,
E♭2            B♭         Fadd4
    So people, open your eyes.    [to Chorus]
      Chorus:
          E♭            B♭
      The cross stands above it all,
      Gm             Fadd4
      Burning bright in this life;
          E♭           B♭       Fadd4
      The cross towers over it all.
          E♭          B♭
      One hope, one Deliverer:
      Gm               Fadd4             E♭5
      Saviour reigning high above it all,
                   Fsus4
      Above it all.
      [1.]
           E♭  B♭   Gm  Fadd4  
           E♭  B♭   Fadd4 
                          [to Verse 2]
      [2. to Mid section]
      [3.]
           E♭  B♭   Gm  Fadd4  
           E♭  B♭   Fadd4
                          [2nd time End]
Verse 2:
E♭2                  B♭
    These chains are breaking,
E♭2              B♭           Fadd4
    Your love is shaking us free;
E♭2          B♭
    A great awakening
E♭                  B♭        Fadd4    F
    This world will finally see.    [to Chorus]
Mid section:
Cm         E♭     Fadd4add2
Christ has over - come,
      Cm        E♭     Fadd4add2
It is finished, He has won.
Cm         E♭     F
Christ has over - come;
                  Cm   Gm  Fadd4add2
We're standing strong.    [Repeat, then to Chorus]

Beyond this lifetime
Beyond this darkness there's light
Your cross is shining
So people open your eyes
 
The cross stands above it all
Burning bright in this life
The cross towers over it all
One hope, one Deliverer
Savior reigning high above it all
Above it all

These chains are breaking
Your love shaking us free
A great awakening
This world will finally see

Christ has overcome
It is finished, He has won
Christ has overcome
We're standing strong


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