Worship Sunday – In Christ Alone

In Christ Alone by by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

Lyrics:

In Christ Alone Lyrics

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

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
Till He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

3 comments

  1. These lines kind of bother 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

    I definitey have different meaning in my mind when I sing those lines than (probably) do the Gettys. While it is true that no external force can snatch me from the Lord’s hand, I can still bail out by my own choice.

    1. I definitely see what you are saying. I think the Bible has some parallel language to the song in Romans 8:28:

      Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

      Here is my overview of the meaning of the verse: http://realityisnotoptional.com/2013/06/04/misquoted-verses-all-things-work-together-for-good/

      Excerpt:

      So Christians will experience tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness and death (the “sword” is used figuratively for death throughout Paul’s writings). Death is fairly permanent, and not usually what Christians think about when they say “all things work together for good”. After all, if a Christian dies, how are “all things” working together for their good? It is clear that Paul is not saying God has micromanaged plans to make all harms to Christians into nice results. Instead, Paul is saying even though life is rough and Christians might be beaten and killed that Christians are saved and no one can take that from us.

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