April 1, 2018

Easter Blessings: In Christ Alone, My Hope is Found



"In Christ Alone" is a powerful song written by Stuart Townend & Keith Getty.
We've sung it at our church for many years, and it has come to be my favorite.

It features the timeless message of the gospel-
the biblical truth of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Our hope is in the firm foundation of Christ -alone.
Meaning... just Christ.
Not Christ + going to church.
Not Christ + donating to charities.
Not Christ + obeying the Ten Commandments.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, 
and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
not of works, lest anyone should boast." Ephesians 2:8,9

It's not about what we have to do,
it's about what Jesus already DID.

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, 
he was crushed for our iniquities; 
the punishment that brought us peace was on him, 
and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

Each and every verse is dynamic.
"What heights of love!"
"What depths of peace!"

Listen to Lauren Daigle's beautiful rendition
from YouTube, with lyrics below.

Rejoice in what He did for us...for YOU.
We stand in the love and power of Christ.




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.


https://www.stuarttownend.co.uk/song/in-christ-alone/

2 comments:

  1. I love the depth of your understanding in what God through Christ did for us.
    I'd only add: If I were the only person alive, Jesus would have died for just me. Or, if you were that only person, Jesus would have died just for you. It's a personal gift for each of us.

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    1. Thank you! <3 Yes! I agree with that additional thought.
      "Thanks be to God for his indescribable GIFT!" 2 Cor 9:15

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