Sunday, April 08, 2007

In Christ Alone

I was going to add my thoughts in and around the lyrics of this song, but it really speaks for itself. It is one of my absolute favourites; it makes me cry almost every time I sing it. It is the whole arc of the gospel in a single song, and I love it.

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...


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 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 it’s 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, or scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
‘Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand


Happy Easter!

7 comments:

Shle said...

thanks hillary

nachtwache said...

AMEN! Beautiful.

Rebecca in Texas said...

Oh Beautiful new banner Hillary! I clicked over this morning and was pleasantly surprised. I like it! Hope your Easter was wonderful.

Queen Bee said...

I agree, beautiful beautiful song.

Canadi-Ann said...

Hillary!

I've been wanting to get the lyrics to this hymn for awhile now - this is my fav hymn EVER. I want this sung at my wedding, funeral, every Sunday from now until then...

I cry every time it's sung too. We sang it at Alex's funeral, and it was a very powerful moment.

niki d said...

I'm just going to echo what everyone else has said, beautiful song. I love it! God is so good. :)

Homsar said...

Best lyrics ever.