Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sing Unto the Lord a New Song - In Christ Alone

I have heard it said that each age of revival in the church has been accompanied by a renewed fervor for writing new hymns.  If indeed this is the case, then I am encouraged by and quite thankful for the likes of Keith and Kristyn Getty.

Many of you are familiar with them, or at least with their music.  Others, who attend churches which exclusively use more traditional hymns, might not have been so blessed.  For the edification of us all, I share this video of the beautiful hymn In Christ Alone with its lyrics printed below.

"In Christ Alone"

Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Kingsway Thankyou Music

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 ev'ry 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 pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.

(HT: Trevin Wax)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, Pete - we love this music. The lyrics are so solid. Heard it often in Wisconsin. Like a new version of "On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand," which was sung at my brother's wedding. Have you seen "The New Irish Hymns?" I believe written by some of the same folks. I'm just now finding your blog, so am browsing around. - Lois Tebo