April 12, 2009

Then Bursting forth in Glorious Day.....

Now this is a day to celebrate! What beauty! What power! What joy fills my soul!

"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

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!

by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty

1 comment:

Mel said...

Happy Easter! He is Risen!

This is one of my all-time favorite songs! We sang it in church today. I'm not bragging about this, but I'll tell you I've sung this song so many hundreds of times, I can sing the entire thing from beginning to end without once looking at the words. There was a very dark season in my life in the year 2004 that God used this song to lift me out of. When I looked up the history of the song, I discovered that God has used this song in a similar way in the lives of hundreds (if not thousands) of other people as well.