Colossians 2:14

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross

Several years ago, I wrote a lyric inspired by this passage. The Garms Family’s Taylor Garms wrote a melody, and that group ended up recording it. The song isn’t presently available on YouTube, but a preview of the chorus and bridge is here. Here are the lyrics:

When Abel’s offering cost his life
When Moses struck the stone
When David stole Uriah’s wife
A lamb could not atone
But if they could have looked ahead in time
They’d see a spotless Lamb who took their crime

When Jesus took the law’s decree
That said that I was lost
He carried it up Calvary
And nailed it to His cross

I stood before Mount Sinai
And heard God’s Holy Law
It showed me what I really was
I earned the wrath I saw
And when I heard the price I could not pay
Grace took me forward to another day

When Jesus took the law’s decree
That said that I was lost
He carried it up Calvary
And nailed it to His cross

And when my sins are read on judgment day
I will not plead a thing except to say

That Jesus took the law’s decree
That said that I was lost
He carried it up Calvary
And nailed it to His cross

Expository Songs

Complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10)
Written by Samuel Speck
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Complete in Him (Colossians 2:10)
Written by Samuel Medley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Completeness (Colossians 2:10)
Written by Aaron Wolfe
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Buried with Jesus (Colossians 2:12)
Written by Daniel S. Warner
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Nail it to the Cross (Colossians 2:14)
Written by Marcia Henry | Popularized by The Whisnants
Lyrics | YouTube

Nailed To His Cross (Colossians 2:14)
Written by Daniel J. Mount, Taylor Garms | Popularized by The Garms Family
Lyrics

Nailed to the Cross (Colossians 2:14)
Written by Carrie Breck
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Other References

Bind Us Together (Colossians 2:2)
Written by Bob Gillman
Lyrics

Blest Be the Tie That Binds (Colossians 2:2)
Written by John Fawcett, Johann Naegeli
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Treasure of Jesus (Colossians 2:3)
Written by Steven Curtis Chapman | Popularized by Steven Curtis Chapman
Lyrics | YouTube

Fullness of Grace (Colossians 2:9)
Written by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Help My Unbelief (Colossians 2:9)
Popularized by Audrey Assad
Lyrics | YouTube

In Christ Alone (Colossians 2:9)
Written by Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Over All (Colossians 2:10)
Popularized by Scott Wesley Brown
YouTube

See, What a Morning (Resurrection Hymn) (Colossians 2:12)
Written by Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

It Is Well With My Soul (Colossians 2:14)
Written by Horatio Spafford, Philip Bliss
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Listen to the Hammer Ring (Colossians 2:14)
Popularized by Old Time Gospel Hour Trio
YouTube

Nailing My Sins to His Cross (Colossians 2:14)
Written by Mercer | Popularized by The Speers
Lyrics

Our Lord Christ hath risen! The tempter is foiled (Colossians 2:15)
Written by William Conyngham Plunket
Lyrics | Sheet Music

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