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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Simple Sundays: In Christ Alone

There are just some songs that capture the heart and mind all at once, and for me this song is one of them. No matter what is going on in my life, whether I feel like worshiping or not, if this song is played something inside me erupts.

In Christ Alone is more than just a favorite song, it is my creed.

It is a shout to God Most High that I believe in Him, that I have built my life upon who Jesus is and what He has done. It is a song about Christ's identity and how I find my own identity in who He is.

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, 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 a life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand

Today as we remember our time together in church and the scripture we meditated upon I hope the lyrics to this song will also be a part of our meditation and remembrance. Are our lives built upon Christ alone?

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