Saturday, January 17, 2009

Poetry I love

Stuart Townend wrote many hymns, How Deep the Father’s Love and this one,
In Christ Alone
(co-written with 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
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 ev'ry 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 pow'r of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
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
And from the hand of my daughter, KB.
Little boy, squirly, whirly and loudly
homschooled gently with patience by mother.
Thinking of monster trucks to crash and burn
Imagination on fire so proudly.
Pink little girl sitting so quietly
dolls, horses, tea and lace- unlike brother
Over trucks she certainly does prefer
Imaginations burn so differently.
Thinking of Prince Charming, she sings sweetly
strategically plotting to scare sister
Best friends- brother, sister -one family
Imaginations afire burn so differently

1 comment:

Dawn E said...

I, too, love this hymn. We sing it often now in church as it seems to be a favorite of our new pastor also.

Kudos to your daughter...great work!