In Christ Alone

Today's entry is short, and not my own.  Sometimes I just don't have words.  Some of you may know that I am really searching for a job, I am a teacher.   I am thus far unable to find work and it is difficult to have faith when all the things you think are best for you, are not happening.  So, I often turn to hymns and that is what today's post is.

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

Til 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, 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 a life?s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand

I will stand, I will stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground, all other ground
Is sinking sand, is sinking sand

So I stand 


  1. Love this hymn. I think about it all the time. Another one that keeps getting me lately is Be thou my vision...especially the first verse when it says

    "Naught be all else to me save that thou art."

    Just think about that one a sec. Really? Naught be ALL else to me, SAVE that thou art. Dang. Right?

    Keep positive. I'm praying for you everyday. And on the bright side, more time to coooooooook!!!!!!! Haha, ok, bad encouragement. But still...

  2. Thanks for your honesty, dear Laura.
    I love both In Christ Alone AND Be Thou My Vision. Thanks for giving me wonderful songs to sing to myself today.

    Just looked up all the lyrics for Be Thou. Very uplifting.

    Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,
    Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
    Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
    High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

  3. Now, I am singing too. I am so glad that my girls like hymns as much as I do. Hang in there Laura. I love you and am so proud of you.


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