Leeland: Via Dolorosa

I just got Leeland’s newest album, Love is on the Move, and so far this is my favorite song on it.  “Via Dolorosa” is the Latin name for the road in Jerusalem that Jesus Christ likely walked on his way to Golgotha, where he was crucified and died for our sins.

He traded his crown for a crown of thorns
He picked up His cross and laid down His sword
He stumbled down the road bruised and beaten for me
Jesus walked the way of grief
Hallelujah!

[Chorus]
On the via dolorosa!
All my sin was carried away!
And the power of Him was broken
As He gave His life away

He knew it was to come from the very start
But his love for the world beat inside His heart
He climbed the road of suffering to the hill of calvary
Where the saints would be redeemed.
Hallelujah!

[Chorus]
On the via dolorosa!
All my sin was carried away!
And the power of Him was broken
As He gave His life away

Jesus fixed His eyes upon the new horizon
Soon he would arise and the world would be forgiven!
Jesus fixed His eyes upon the new horizon
Soon he would arise and the world would be forgiven!

Hallelujah, Jesus rose again!
On the cross He she’d His blood on Calvary
I’m thankful for the journey of my King!

[Chorus]
On the via dolorosa!
All my sin was carried away!
And the power of Him was broken
As He gave His life away
As He gave His life away

He traded his crown for a crown of thorns

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