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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  • Mocha with Linda Apr 12 at 3:18 am

    Love this song!

  • Susan Apr 12 at 3:21 am

    Oh Wow, we choose the same song!! I love this version, it’s great.

    Blessings to you!!

  • Melanie Apr 12 at 3:40 am

    Carol, This is such a beautiful song. I am familiar with it, but had not heard it in quite some time. I am so glad that I stopped by to listen this evening. The message is so very powerful!

    Have a great weekend!

  • Christy Apr 12 at 5:22 am

    Wonderful song choice! This is one of my faves!

    Praying that you have a blessed weekend. >:0)

  • Shari Apr 12 at 6:46 am

    I hadn’t heard that version before, with just a piano. That couple has a lot of talent. My favorite line is – Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me.

  • Andrea Apr 12 at 12:33 pm

    Love it! She has such a beautiful voice and it’s sooo calming and soft. Kind of like God’s voice to us. He is my comforter and my all in all!!

  • kmom3 Apr 12 at 2:07 pm

    I LOVE this song! I bought it on iTunes not too long ago so that I can listen to it again and again and again!

    And I am TOTALLY with you on that last verse! I get so excited when we sing this song at church. You just can’t help but be filled with hope as you sing this song!!!

  • Tiffany Stuart Apr 12 at 4:51 pm

    This is one of my favorite songs. It’s on my playlist.

    Thanks for visiting my blog this week. I loved watching this video.

    Have a great weekend..

  • Lana G! Apr 12 at 5:04 pm

    My Comforter, my All in All,
    here in the love of Christ I stand

    Love this song! Be blessed this weekend!

  • Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) Apr 12 at 5:06 pm

    “No power of hell, no scheme of man
    Can ever pluck me from His hand”

    I LOVE this line.

    That was a great time we had with them wasn’t it?

    see you Sunday

  • Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog Apr 12 at 7:33 pm

    This is one of my all time favorite songs!

  • Amy Wyatt Apr 12 at 7:49 pm

    This song gives me chill bumps every time I hear it. Thanks for sharing it.

  • SharonB Apr 13 at 12:25 am

    In Christ ALONE!! So true…I just love this song!

  • Kelley at Aroma of Joy Apr 13 at 2:27 am

    One of the GREATEST songs ever! Oh what I wouldn’t give to have a voice like that…So Beautiful!!

  • Cheri Apr 13 at 6:26 pm

    MMmmm Love this song, too!

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