2.23.2012

In Christ Alone...

I love how hymns, no matter how old they are, or when they were written, can speak to you.  In the same way, there are new hymns being written that I think are just as powerful as those written long ago.

One of my favorites is In Christ Alone.  I've had it stuck in my head all morning.  It's considered a new Irish hymn.  It's wonderful and I wanted to share the lyrics with you as I feel it is so appropriate for this time of the year, especially.  In these days of Lent, or the 40 days before Easter, we prepare for Christ's resurrection, and I think this hymn speaks perfectly to the life, death and resurrection of Christ.

In Christ Alone
By Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. 

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


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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
'Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live


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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


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No guilt in life no fear in death
this is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand


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My favorite line from this hymn is that no power of hell and no scheme of man can ever EVER pluck me from his hand.  I am forever HIS.  Is that not the most comforting truth? 

My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. - John 10:29

Have a blessed day knowing how loved you are, that He died for you.  And He lives today.  Praise be to God.

If you want to listen to this hymn, I recommend this link... this is the couple that wrote the hymn.



1 comments:

Candace said...

Very timely. Thanks Sarah.