18. “In Christ Alone”
This song is about the love, strength, and peace we find in Jesus. It describes him, in this song, as the Cornerstone, referencing Ephesians 2:19-22. It describes Jesus coming into the world as a baby, taking on flesh, yet being the “fullness of God.” It says, “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 ev’ry sin on Him was laid/Here in the death of Christ I live.”
The next verse of the song talks about Jesus’ burial the tomb and his resurrection from the dead: “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.”
The song concludes with a verse of confidence describing life in Christ, that because of Jesus, we are without fear and guilt, that throughout our lives, Jesus is the author of our destinies. The powerful last lines say, “No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man/Can ever pluck me from His hand/’Til He returns or calls me home/Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.”
“In Christ Alone” was written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. It is performed by many Christian artists, including Keith and Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend, Natalie Grant, Lauren Daigle, Newsboys, and Kristian Stanfill.
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