An alternate set of words for the well known hymn "The Old Rugged Cross."
And you, who were dead in trespasses and the uncir- cumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, having canceled the bond which stood against us with its legal demands; this he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the princi- palities and powers and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in him. — Colossians 2:13-15

Victory Cross

To that rude, shameful cross we would look up, amazed,
Where, Jesus, you suffered and died.
For in God’s awesome love you were gloriously raised
In power to reign at his side.

When they led you, O Lord, up that sorrowful way
To hill and to cross and to nail,
All the demons who thought they were winning the day
Were thwarted — for you would prevail.

We were lost, under sin, and accounted as dead,
Condemned by unyielding decree.
But, Lord Jesus, your cross bore the curse in our stead;
We’re found, and delivered, and free!

You have called us, O Christ, to a share in your cross,
To self-giving service with you.
But that cross is our gain and the enemy’s loss,
For through it you triumph anew.

     Thank you, Lord, for your Victory Cross,
     Where you cast all your enemies down!
     Through the might of your Victory Cross
     We inherit your Victory Crown.