Saturday, April 23, 2011

in christ alone...

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 of 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


June said...

Rene this is a beautiful post for the celebration of Easter. Such a lovely hymn. I love looking at all your beautiful pictures. Always!
I'm not sure yet if I'll be going to Darlene's open house. But I want to. I hope to see you if I do!!!!!
sending hugs from here...

Gracie's Cottage said...

Beautiful. Happy Easter!


Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful post!!

Resurrection blessings to you and your family.

barbara jean

Diane said...

Here I am , the first one commenting. This is a beautiful post, Rene, and beautiful old hymn. They words are so perfect for now. Thank you and hope you have a blessed day tomorrow. Diane

Anne Lorys said...

Amen, Rene!
So beautifully said.

Happy Easter!


It's me said...

Happy easter blessings .....and a lovely weekend love love

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh how true and what a blessing! Happy Easter Rene, HE IS RISEN!

marga said...

Beautiful post.....and such pretty pictures.
Happy easter

trash talk said...

Blessed Redeemer. How do we say thank you for such a gift?

Rebecca said...

Rene this is so beautiful... I love some of the old hymns... they speak to my heart
Have a beautiful day in the light of Christ's love

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Lovely post! Happy Easter!

Adrienne said...

Happy Resurrection Day, my friend! I love this song - hoping we sing it at church today!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Rene...Sending blessings and best wishes today for a joyous and lovely Easter. The food is in the oven and fridge and I am in the calm period before the family hits the scene...

Anonymous said...


Blessed Serendipity said...

Just beautiful! Happy Easter blessings to you and your family.


Susan Freeman said...

I'll be standing with you. May you and your family have a blessed and joyous Easter!

Susan and Bentley

Pamela Gordon said...

This is one of my favorite worship songs and it is beautiful along with your lovely photos. Easter blessings to you! Pamela

mary pernula said...

Rene lovely verse.......Happy Easter. Happy Easter. Hugs Mary

Karen's Place said...

Rene, Such a beautiful old hymn. I recently found your blog. I find so much beauty here. Easter Blessing. Karen

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Have a beatiful Easter Sunday!

Lovey said...

Wow Rene what a beautiful post...Blessings! Have a wonderful Easter....He is Risen! and Coming soon...

Rebecca said...

For one of the relatively "newer" hymns, this one is SO solid. I think it's a great one to sing in a "congregation". The message is simple and strong - the melody, the same.

Thanks for sharing it today. SO appropriate.

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

What a beautiful post and tribute to our risen Savior. Jesus is my solid place to stand.
Blessings & Hugs,

Anonymous said...

What a glorious message in this hymn!
Thank you so much for posting it~~will search for the song.

Your blog is just beautiful and I am so grateful for this visit.

Blessings in His Love,

Janet said...

That is such a great song! Have a blessed Easter!

Unknown said...

Amen, Rene
Happy Easter!


Sandi said...

I love this song Rene and it is so perfect for Easter Sunday!! Thank you for sharing it. Beautiful pics too!!

Susan said...

Love that song! Praise Him! He lives! Joyous Easter, Rene!

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful..thank you & Happy Easter!


Faded Charm said...

Beautiful photos and words. I "hope" you had a wonderful Easter day spent with your family.

I miss chatting with you also and can't seem to find the time lately. Are there any events this way you are going to be at in the future?


Margo said...

Amen to your post.
Hugs from Arizona,

Becca said...

This is my husbands favorite song. Some day I would like to take the words and make something for him to put in his office. Thank you for sharing.

Myrna said...

Amen...sing it, sistah!!
Beautiful post~That's one of my favorite hymns.

Paula said...

Hello sweet Rene`, What a gorgeous Easter post!!! I loved your beautiful vignette and photos and that beautiful song! That is one of my favorite songs and I always cry when I hear it, especially the part, no guilt in life, no fear in death! The whole song brings me comfort and quiets my fears, reminds me of Jesus's great love and sacrifice for me, for all of us! Thank you for sharing dear friend! I love you and pray for God to bless you in a very special way! You are a shining light and a godly example to all that know you sweetie! Christ is Risen, he is Risen indeed!!!! Love, Paula

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love this song! When we sing it in church, I cry every time. It's now on my iPod. Hope your Easter was wonderful, Rene'!

Lynn said...

As June as said, this post is beautiful for Easter. I looked at the first photo and thought, the textured wood: the cross, the soft roses: the way HE speaks to my heart, the Bible: words of Victory. Never have I seen an Easter photo that has touched me so deeply with its simple beauty and meaning. Thank you for posting these for Easter. Yes, I love the song, we sang it at the sunrise service, in fact. Blessings

Rebecca Nelson said...

Christ is everything to me....everything.

Beautiful post my friend~


Unknown said...

What a great post!!


Carol said...

Here it is almost Christmas and I am just finding your blog. I love it that we live in the same valley and I can hop to Boise and check out Shabby House. When I opened this post, my heart jumped a bit to see the words of that old hymn from the Welsh revival. Praying for revival in Treasure Valley.