Thursday, March 31, 2011

In Christ Alone

We sang the song "In Christ Alone" at youth church last night.

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.

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;
'Til He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

I just broke down while we were singing. All I could think was how much I wanted each of the 922 children at Sagrada Familia to find their hope in Christ. I want Him to be their light, their strength, their song, their Cornerstone, their solid Ground. I want Him to still their fears and cease their strifes. I want Him to be their Comforter, their All in All. I want them to stand in the love of Christ. I want them to live in the death of Christ. I want sin's curse to lose it's grip on them. I want them to be His, and He to be theirs. I want them to have no guilt in life and no fear in death. I want them to have the power of Christ in them. I want Jesus to command their destinies. I want them to know that no power of Hell or scheme of man can pluck them from His hand.

I want them to stand in the power of Christ. And I pray that Worthday can be the instrument that God uses to accomplish this.

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