Monday, October 27, 2008

My Hope

On occasion we get to sing this song in church, and it has become my absolute favorite. It is absolutely amazing to hear the entire congregation singing this song at the top of their lungs! And you really can't help but sing it loudly with your hands raised. It really seems to express what is the heart of the Christian faith. I am pasting the lyrics below:

"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."

I think the last verse is my favorite. It gives me more hope than I can say that "Jesus commands my destiny" and that nothing "can ever pluck me from His hand." I never have to be afraid! In fact, I have learned two things in life: 1. Everything happens for a reason and 2. God is good. And there is so much peace in that. My heart is overflowing with love and gratitude to my Jesus for what He has done for me. I hope that you have this same hope today.


Kristin said...

Awesome song. Thanks. It was a blessing.


Kristin said...

Great song. Thanks. It was a blessing.