Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Reflection...

The contemporary Christian hymn, In Christ Alone, written in 2001 by Keith Getty [music] and Stuart Townend [lyrics], can hold its own with any great old hymn of the church. It first became popular in Ireland and the UK [where the composers live], and then in the United States.

There are four verses, and I couldn't pick a favorite, so I'm sharing them all.  The lyrics offer hope, inspiration, and resolve.

[1]  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
       What fears are stilled, when strivings cease.
       My Comforter, my All in All
       Here in the love of Christ I stand.

[2]  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.

[3]  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.

[4]  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.
       'Til He returns or calls me home
       Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

May God bless your week!



  1. It is a favorite of mine as well! And I like all the verses too...

  2. I love that song. I first heard it in an instrumental version and the tune grabbed me. I looked up the words and I agree, it is a great new hymns of Faith.

  3. Oh, I do love this song. Thanks for prompting me to stop and enjoy "singing" it in my heart!


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