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"In Christ Alone"
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In Christ Alone

by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stuart Townend & Keith Getty Copyright © 2001 Thankyou Music (Adm. by excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook family, [email protected])

Dig Into The Lyrics

Look at each of these passages and determine which lyric is proclaiming the truth from that passage.

1 Corinthians 15: 28
Acts 2: 32-33
Colossians 1: 27
Ephesians 2: 20
Ephesians 3: 18
Isaiah 53: 5
John 1: 5
John 10: 28
John 15: 26
Matthew 27: 42
Philippians 2: 7-8
Romans 5: 9
Romans 8: 1-2
Romans 8: 38-39

Questions to Ponder

1. What pictures do you see when you read the lyrics?

2. Which lyric is speaking to your heart today? Is there a verse from the Bible that you could memorize that would help you hold onto this truth?

3. What makes this song timeless and so important for the Church to sing and for you to hold onto?

4. Stuart Townend states in the Song Story video that the the melody for this song was profound, classic and enduring. What do you think he meant by that?

5. In watching the Song Story video, what do you learn about the significance of the songs that we should be singing as a Church?

6. What do you think are the qualities of a song that should be sung by the Church today?

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