Sunday, November 2, 2008

Finding Solid Ground in a Shaky World

Today at church our pastor talked about God’s steady faithfulness. In a world that is uncertain, unstable and shaky, he said we can “settle the issue” of where our strength and solid ground is found. Then we sang this song; it’s one of my favorites. Read the words, or listen to a few lines of it by clicking on the title of this post.

And remember the love…and power…and strength available to you that helps us to stand firm. No matter what.

In Christ alone…I will stand.

"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.

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


Bob Sells said...

Good morning "Jackie"!
Keep up the great work (Your Blog).
I share it weekly with my friends.
Love ya,
the dad
bob johnson

Anonymous said...

Lots of great truth in the words of this song. Its also one of my favorite to sing at church. It helps remind to keep my focus on Him and not the problems in my life or the world.