In Christ Alone

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There are so many wonderful truths and promises contained in the lyrics of this song written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townsend.

We are reminded that our hope for this life and the next, through the storms of this life is found only in Christ. He came as an innocent baby, bringing love and the offer of restoration to the Father, and although rejected by those He came to save, persevered until the end.

Beaten, bruised and abandoned He bore our sins and satisfied our sin debt and the wrath of God that we deserved on the cross.

It seemed all was lost but on the third day He rose in victory, utterly and completely defeating the power of death, hell, and the grave. 

I love the next verses that proclaim that our guilt and our fear of death is no more. From our first cry to final breath He controls our destiny. No power of hell or scheme of man can take us away from Him or defeat all He has done for us. In life and on death we belong to Him.

So powerful, yet so often overlooked as we journey through this life. Until He comes or takes me home, Here in His power I stand.

I have provided the words below and a link to the version recorded by Natalie Grant.

Blessings to all of you!

 

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
Fulness 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 every 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 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;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

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3 thoughts on “In Christ Alone

  1. Amen!! I Love this Christian Song A lot!! Praise Jesus-Yeshua Christ for Today and Everyday, HE is KING of kings and LORD of lords!! Hallelujah and Maranatha!!
    May Our ONE True GOD the FATHER who art in Heaven Above Bless All my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!
    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ) Everyone, YSIC \o/
    Kristi Ann

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