For the Cause by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend is a song about fulfilling the Great Commission. This modern hymn is upbeat and triumphant as it meditates on the surpassing worth of the cause of Christ. As we go and make disciples of every nation, His “ceaseless praise” spreads through “all the earth”. What a great reason to sing His praises! What a great song to stir our hearts to “go”!
Verse 1: For the cause of Christ the King we give our lives, an offering, ’til all the earth resounds with ceaseless praise to the Son. For the cause of Christ we go with joy to reap, and faith to sow, as many see and many put their trust in the Son.
Chorus: Christ we proclaim, the Name above every name. For all creation, every nation, God’s salvation through the Son.
Verse 2: For the King, once lifted high to cries of rage, of “crucify”, endured the cross as ever sin was laid on the Son. To the King who conquered death, to free the poor and the oppressed for lasting peace, for life and liberty in the Son.
Verse 3: Let it be my life’s refrain, “To live is Christ, to die is gain.” Deny myself, take up my cross, and follow the Son. Let it be my life’s refrain, “To live is Christ, to die is gain.” Deny myself, take up my cross and follow the Son.