Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter! He Is Risen!

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 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.


  1. I LOVE THIS SONG! We sang it on Sunday - we sing it often, actually - I love to belt this one out and feel the power of its truth!

    Funny story, Chris - You know I'm on staff at an A/G church, and a while back my senior pastor commented on the last stanza where it states "No power of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from His hand". He said "Yeah, well what about jumping out of His hand by yourself!" *SIGH* I just snicker and go on...I know that he knows the Scriptures and that those lines are lifted straight out of Romans 8 and John 10. Just can't get past the Arminianism and accept the plain truth. Heh heh.

    At any rate, a powerful anthem - I was even singing it to myself while I was mowing last night :)

  2. Chris, We sang the Easter Sun., too. I react the same way to this song as you wrote about previously.
    It's a great one - sums up the whole Christian faith in one song. Not many do, esp. these days, as you said!

  3. Love it. Stuart Townend wrote him you'll be glad you did.