Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Spiritual Songs - In Christ Alone

"In Christ Alone"
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townsend
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.

*There are many versions of this song on You Tube. None are as touching as the sound of a congregation of ordinary people, sinners saved by grace, singing it with all their heart. If your church is seeking new hymns, there are none better than the songs the Gettys and Stuart Townsend are writing. *

2 comments:

Vicky said...

Yes, this is a beautiful song!

Kelly said...

My favorite from the Gettys is "Jesus is Lord."

Is Sunday Spiritual Songs a new blog thing? I hope so, I think it's a good idea. :)

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