In Christ Alone

Where is our hope, our joy, our life, our redemption, or our salvation? Is it not in Jesus Christ? Not only is it in Christ, but it is in His name and His power alone. Keith Getty and Stuart Townhend powerfully communicate this message in their modern hymn, “In Christ Alone”. As many of you may know, it really is just a simple song that essentially tells a story. But the story is the  one of our salvation in Christ – His love, sacrifice, resurrection, and power to cleanse the heart of the sinner who trusts in His name alone. Recently, this particular worship song has struck a chord with me as I have been reminded of my dependence on Jesus Christ for all things in this life and the next. He was and is the provision for my salvation, and it is by His powerful sacrifice that I am purified from my sin. I am so thankful to Him, and this song encourages my heart, strengthens my hope, and increases my confidence in my Savior.

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:
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
Here in the power of Christ I stand

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