8.13.2011

My Meditation Today: In Christ Alone



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Well today I have decided to make the first post on my fresh and new re-designed blog and also attempt to link up with sister faith bloggers:


I am sharing a meaningful song today and  since I am a word lover, I will share the lyrics alone (also because I am not sure how to embed a video on my post yet!). The lyrics to the song "In Christ Alone" by Stewart Townsend and Keith Getty are some of the most powerful song lyrics I have ever sung along with. I find them to be humbling, powerful and emotionally captivating. I heard this song first at a Women's Retreat sponsored by my home church at the time. The woman who sang these beautiful words, sang them with spiritual strength and sensitivity, leaving forever an impression upon me. I generally appreciate the Hymns of old as opposed to more contemporary songs for worship, however, I do also enjoy some contemporary music as well. I have to give an honorary mention to one of these: "Love Song For A Savior" by Jars of Clay. This song is my favorite celebration of the childlike faith I have and the struggle to maintain it in light of the cynicism, callousness and warfare experienced as I walk along this path of faith. You can find those lyrics and a video clip at the site listed below!

Read and meditate on the words below and be blessed, my friends!
 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
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 it's 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


2 comments:

  1. In Christ Alone is very powerful-thanks for sharing it! Travis Cottrell sings it also in a mighty way...He is the worship leader for Beth Moore. I love it. to place a youtube video in your blog...under the song you listen to on youtube it says share, click that, then embed it will highlight the words, right click copy. in your new post click the tab that says edit HTML and right click paste there. That is it.
    Happy Sat.
    Julie

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  2. Welcome to Then Sings My Soul Saturday.

    I like both of those songs.

    Thank you for introducing me to Stewart Townsend.

    I love the fresh look of your blog.

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