In Christ Alone.

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

I love this song. Last week I rediscovered the beauty that comes from these lyrics, especially when the song is sung with passion and love for Christ. I listened to this song {by Adam Young of Owl City} and kept it on repeat for hours. I don’t remember the last time I have a listened to just one song on repeat. I weep. I lay prostrate on the floor when hearing this words. I sing. I smile. It is not about this song, by the meaning behind it. Christ chose to love me, a perfectly imperfect girl who is less than faithful to him. And yet he loves me anyway. He beckons me to go deeper. He cleansed my life from my shame and guilt. He is my all…and I trust him alone. I would not be who I am right now if it weren’t for the love of Jesus Christ. So as I listen to this song, I can’t help but be anything but thankful. I’m never going back to who I was. Jesus changed my life. End of story.

[I recommend listening to this song. Look it up. Read the words. If you don’t know Jesus the way this song describes, seek him out. Let him change you. You will not regret it.]

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