The Very Power of God

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”1 Corinthians 1:18

Sung in Long Meter (L.M.), to the tune of “Woodworth” or “Old One Hundreth.” Familiar hymns sung to Woodworth and Old One Hundreth are “Just as I Am” and “Doxology” respectively.

The Very Power of God
by Jon Cardwell


To preach of Christ’s atoning death
Is foolishness to those condemn’d;
Yet unto us whom God hath sav’d
Christ’s cross, the very pow’r of God!

Carnal wisdom will God destroy
As it is written in His Word;
He’ll bring to naught their prudent view
And humble all their logic too.

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe?
Where are contentious worldly ones?
Has God not made them all like fools,
Because their wisdom’s of the world?

Offensive to religious ones
And foolish to great intellect;
The preaching of the cross of Christ;
The truth that’s scoff’d and ridicul’d.

Christ th’ crucifi’d Savior and King
When preach’d the call’d respond to God;
Wheth’r Jew or Greek or who you are
Christ’s cross, the very pow’r of God!

Wisdom of men cannot compare
With th’ least of God’s most minor thoughts;
Men’s strength is most frail to Him—
Christ’s cross, the very pow’r of God!

Not many wise or mighty’re call’d
Neither are men of noble birth;
Th’ weak and fools confound the wise—
Christ’s cross, the very pow’r of God!

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *