Thursday, April 9, 2009


I have always struggled with Easter. I've wanted so much for it to have all the meaning and 'feeling' that I thought God intended. But I never seemed to feel all the things I thought I should be feeling. It's my lifelong struggle between head knowledge and heart-felt devotion.

This year, finding ourselves in a place of desperate trust, the words and truth in the hymn 'In Christ Alone' have helped me to remember just how utterly blessed I am to be found in Him, experiencing the love and security that He purchased for me on the cross. Literally, where would I be without Him? If He didn't withhold the giving of His own life for me, will He not also give me everything I need?

Remember who He is.
Remember what He's done.
Remember who I am in Him.
Remember His great, outlandish love.

In Christ Alone
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Kingsway

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.

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