Tuesday, January 17, 2006

In Christ Alone

I think that the older I get the more aware of my sinful nature I become, and yet (when I remember to focus on His love and not my guilt) it is that awareness that draws me closer to Him and allows me to praise Him all the more. Yet, even that is only because of God’s presence in me and His promises to me.

I was listening to this song the other day as it is one of my favorites, probably because of it’s gospel message and the wonderful hope and truth that can be found in it. I love this song because it helps me to not focus on myself and all of my short comings but to fix my eyes on Jesus, on him alone. He is our Comforter our All in All... well I’ll let you read it for yourself.

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
‘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

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
‘til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

Amen to that!


gracee said...

one of my favorite songs...
I need to keep it in mind more than I do, I know...

Yogger said...

Thanks, but I know you didn't write that song. It was written by the Apostle Paul... or the Cuban. Nice try though.

john said...

Kyle, why did you say thanks?