February 18, 2011

in Christ alone

the words to this song grip me every time i hear them. this is my heart's cry and my life's anthem. in Christ alone.

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
'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

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 of 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

live unashamedly :: laugh uncontrollably :: love unconditionally.


Anonymous said...

I love that song!! Once at a Beth Moore conference, the worship guy (Travis Cotrell) started singing it. I already had goosbumps... but then all the women started singing a capella...oh my word! It was one of those "wow, this must be a teensy taste of the kind of praise the Lord deserves" moments. janna

bekah brinkley said...

AMEN Janna!! Just a glimpse of eternity. :D