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Sunday’s Song: In Christ Alone

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Sunday’s Song: In Christ Alone

Sunday’s Song: In Christ Alone

Although my purpose for Sunday’s song was to share a new or unfamiliar hymn that has gotten lost in time and publications. Many were never reprinted or were missing key verses. As beautiful as they are, it seems such a shame to not become familiar with their beautiful melodies and sweet messages within. However, with copyright and touchy “sharing” capabilities, my posts were often removed. I am not claiming any of the music I share, but, I also don’t want to stop sharing beautiful music. So, I will go a different way. Personally, I believe there is music and church music.

As God commands us in His word, to do things decently and in order; taking a conservative stance on Holy music is often a “gray area” or turn off in many churches. Being more traditional, personally I love hymns! However, there are a lot of great songs that exemplify and praise the Lord. So, I will be sharing some of these songs that are beautiful and you may have heard differently. I will also be sure to include some great hymns done beautifully. With the beauty of technology, used for HIS glory, the opportunity to find great soul moving music is easier than ever. I will be sure to include purchasing links where I know they exist or point you in the right direction. I hope you enjoy this Sunday’s Song, “In Christ Alone”!

***The Links provided are in no way of monetary value or for commission purposes. I just want to share beautiful music currently available. Many Christians and rural ministries have never heard of these names before and/or versions of the beautiful songs they already know and love. Music nurtures the soul with the truth and message it sings!***

Sunday’s Song: 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

Sunday’s Song: In Christ Alone

There so many beautiful versions of this song. In Christ Alone was written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. Written by contemporary artists, it was a worship song that quickly came and in several groups, quickly left due to a line in that **the song that provided “theological” questioning amid the Presbyterian Church and WELS. It is the line of verse two that states: “Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied,” (The argument being God Killed Jesus.) Therefore, being removed from their hymnal by the committee. ** However, knowing scriptures, God sent His son to die on the cross and He did so willingly without sin, He took our sins upon Himself. God’s wrath on sin, not His son Jesus. So you can make your own theological statement and/or just enjoy this beautiful song.

My favorite “version” of this song is the congregational style hymn/praise song. This particular video below was recorded over 25 years ago, it is a very informal recording of a church family singing this beautiful song from the hymnal. I will include a clear and beautiful church singing this song in an updated recording next.

A beautiful and well done church singing version is the hymnal version. I absolutely love this song, and it is so beautifully sung! favorite group or choir version is sung here by Pleasant Hill Church of Christ.

But if we are going through the history of the song, we have to get credit to the Booth Brothers that made it well known amongst the Southern Gospel fans. A slightly different way of singing the song for sure, but with many albums sold, the song became well known while appearing on Gaither Music TV.

A Beautiful acapella version!

And one more acapella.

After trailing through those videos, you have come to our families favorite recording of the song and how we sing it. (Which would be considered a medley with the hymn Solid Rock). This informal choir recording is our family version we sing often to in our morning chapel.

That I have to give credit to, since this is where we found it first! Thank you Keaton Family.

And of course a solo version, slightly different, but beautifully done by an amazingly talented singer. She has other music if you are looking for a more traditional flavor of many hits for your personal listening music stash. All beautifully done of course.

Last, but not least, instrumental versions. This song has been beautifully done on so many levels and with so many different talents. My son like to play this on his ocarina. While another child of mine loves this song in bagpipes. (Shh… It may be my new favorite instrumental soon- so do I!) But the piano version and violin duets are absolutely amazing! Enjoy!

First is this beautiful Instrumental Hymns CD, a great buy. 14 Thanksgiving Hymns “A Thankful Heart” can be purchased on Amazon by Craig Duncan.

A violin version and video.

Happy Sunday!!! Enjoy your fellowship and services!

P.S. And be sure to thank your pastor’s wife for March being National Pastor’s Wife month!