It’s Easter! And I wanted to share a modern hymn, that so wonderfully contains the Easter story.
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 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.
“In Christ Alone”
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2001 Kingsway Thankyou Music
I’m currently memorizing it to add it to my repertoire of hymns that I sing to my children to get them to sleep. I’ve been doing this since Erik was born, it’s perfect in so many ways. Usually hymns have soothing melodies, they have lots of verses and great solid theology so it’s a great way to introduce hymns to my kids as we don’t typically sing them in church anymore.
So back to this hymn, it was written by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend, but it’s sung by Kristyn Getty. Kristyn and Keith are at the head of the modern hymn movement and they are both very talented… you can read more about them here.
And here they are together performing…
Happy Easter! I’m so excited to celebrate our risen Saviour!