Then Sings my Soul – In Christ Alone

Apr 12

My song this week for Amy’s Then Sings My Soul Saturday is In Christ Alone.  This is one our choir sings from time to time.  It is one of my all-time favorites.  I love the line “this Cornerstone, this solid Ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm.”  In the whirlwind life I lead, this is a comfort to me.  As crazy and scattered as my days become, Christ alone is firm.  But my very favorite-est (great grammar, I know.) verse is the last one.  Scroll down to read it.

This song is written by Stuart Townsend and Keith Getty.  Keith and his wife Kristen visited our church not long ago, and I had the privilege of hearing them perform this song live.  It was incredible!  In the video clip below, you can see for yourself.  Keith is playing the piano, and Kristen Getty is singing.

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
Fulness 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.

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