Saturday, May 8, 2010

In Christ Alone

I dunno what it is but presently the fire is ablaze within me for hymns. I have always appreciated and enjoyed singing Amazing Grace, Come Just as You Are, It is Well with My Soul, and a few others, but this... well, this is new. It happened the first time I saw the movie Love Comes Softly. The lead male sang a verse of Come Thou Fount. I had never heard it before & the lyrics were powerful! So, now I find myself on YouTube or Godtube listening to Jars of Clay or The David Crowder Band singing it (LOL- I even had to look up Eben-Ezer, which of course brought me a greater understanding & a greater appreciation).
Anyway, last Sunday we sang In Christ Alone. I couldn't remember the last time I had heard it. But on Sunday I sang it, really sang it. Wow.

So, I really want to share this one with you :}

"In Christ Alone"
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Kingsway Thankyou Music

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev'ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.

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