In mid-August we attended a wedding and one of the songs that was sung – very beautifully I might add – was “In Christ Alone”. This was the first time that I’ve heard that song and I immediately fell in love with it. It really seems to touch my soul every time I hear it.
Anyhow, I downloaded it and I’ve listened to it several times since then. Here are the words…
“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.
In the midst of hurricane season, I would like to ask that you keep the hurricane victims in your prayers. Also, my brother and his family are in North Carolina right now vacationing. Hurricane Hanna is expected to hit the Carolinas on Friday. I don’t know if they will have to evacuate yet, but please keep them in your prayers as well.