Esther 4:14b

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Friday, June 4, 2010

In Christ Alone

I've been lost in MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) world the past couple days at work because we have to take an inventory of every single potentially hazardous chemical that may be located in any product we use in our building. Why you ask? Because our lovely state requires us to fill out a survey letting them know all this interesting information just in case anybody in the public has difficulty sleeping one night and wants to look up this information. If we don't complete it, we can be find $2,500 per DAY. Needless to say, all my organic chemistry and math skills from my pre-med days are coming in handy for a litlte bit.

To keep my sanity through it all, I've had Pandora running in the background. One song that happened to come up a lot today (though sung by different artists each time) was "In Christ Alone". This is one of my favorite hymns of all time and I wanted to share the life-giving words with you:

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.

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