Here is the official lyric video for my song "In Their Place" off my 2008 "Coffee Shop Songs" CD. This is my 3rd official lyric video that I have produced myself so I hope you enjoy it!

"Coffee Shop Songs" is available on iTunes:
itunes.apple.com/us/album/coffee-shop-songs/id274583712

This song tells the Easter story from the perspective of Jesus as he prays in the garden and then proceeds to his death on the cross and resurrection with the empty tomb. This song was produced by my good friend Nick Garrett-Powell in our first project together and he also plays some nylon string guitar and sings amazing harmonies as well!

My hope and prayer is that this song will help convey the depth of Jesus' love for us as he went to the Cross and asked his Father "take me in their place."

For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
-Hebrews 12:2

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
-John 3:16-17

If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Romans 10:9-10

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Lyrics:
In Their Place

As I kneel upon this altar
Of leaves and crushed grass
My heart is aching within
With thoughts of the coming task
Can this cup be taken?
Why must I be forsaken?
Is there any other way?

Father, please forgive them
They know not what they do
Father, please accept this offering
I commend it now to you
How I long to give them my love and my grace
So, Father, won't you please
Take me in their place

Now they roll their dice for my clothes
Below here at my feet
All I've endured brings me joy just to know
I'll soon set their captive hearts so free
But why must you still hide your face?
I surrender my spirit, the sacrifice is made
There could be no other way

Father, please forgive them
They know not what they do
Father, please accept this offering
I commend it now to you
How I long to give them my love and my grace
So, Father, won't you please
Take me in their place

Mary visited the tomb that day
To find the stone had been rolled away
She feared they'd taken my body in the night
But I said, "Fear not, it is I!
Three days I lay dead, but now I'm alive
There was just no other way!"

Father, please forgive them
My blood has washed away their sins
Father, please forget their trespasses
I died that they might live
How I long to show them my love and my grace
Oh Father, won't you please
See me in their place
When You look at them
See me in their place

Now I sit beside the throne
And intercede on their behalf

Matthew 26:36-44, 27;John 19, 20; Hebrews 7:23-28, 8-10; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Colossians 1:15-21

Copyright © 2006 Dawson Cowals.

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