From Crowder’s new album “American Prodigal” comes a heart-wrenching song entitled, “Forgiven.” It’s a song that opens with the full conviction that we crucified Christ, that it is our sins that drove the hammer to strike the nails that pierced His hands and feet.

I’m the one who held the nail
It was cold between my fingertips
I’ve hidden in the garden
I’ve denied you with my very lips…
Yet….because of His grace and mercy… we are FORGIVEN.
You look at me, arms open
Forgiven, Forgiven

“Love and acceptance are two of the things we, as humans, long for,” according to Crowder, “and that’s exactly what redemption and the grace of God does.”

Accompanied by powerful chords, Crowder’s voice is filled with emotion as he sings praises to Jesus who has freely given this forgiveness that cost Him His life.

Watch as Crowder narrates the story behind this song: