There have been so many versions but I can't forget the first time I heard this song, my friend had sent it to me from Nigeria around 2011 Easter. I od'd on this song for many reasons but mainly because it truly has lyrics that give life! There are some songs that just get you; where you are in faith, your struggles, your victories, etc. This song pretty much lays out of the goodies that come with living life saved by the grace of God.
I like the song so much that Mr. Punch and I chose to use it for our wedding, this was actually the song I walked into (procession). It has absolutely nothing to do with a wedding/marriage but everything to do with the one who would make my marriage work.
This morning I woke up in the mood for this song, hope you enjoy it and let the words really sink in.
Song Name: In Christ Alone (I Stand)
Singer: Natalie Grant, Owl City, and more.
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
Fulness 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.
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 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.
Question of the Day: What songs are you currently listening to that you feel is giving you life right now? As I spend my time on Youtube this morning I am discovering so many life giving songs....share yours!