One of the joys of being a worship leader in our church is that I get to choose the music!
This is one of my personal favourites and in my opinion one of the greatest songs of the last 10 years. The hymn like structure and honest truths of the lyrics mean that it will be around for many many years to come.
The lyrics can be used in place of the creed.
Christ has died,
Christ has risen
Christ will come again.
The words are so comforting and powerful.
In Christ Alone, my hope is found,
he is my light, my stregnth, my song. (he is everything I need)
He is Firm through the fiercest drough and storm (I don't need to fear anything that comes my way because he is there with me.)
For every sin on him was laid,
here in the death of Christ I live. (He died for me)
And as he stands in victory
sin's curse has lost it's grip on me.
For I am his and he is mine
Bought by the precious blood of Christ (his sacrifice made me forgiven and paid for me)
No guilt in life, no fear in death (he has given me salvation ~ the promise of a future with him)
From Life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny. (I belong to him)
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 stand (What ever comes my way, I belong to Christ and I will be with him forever)
What a truely powerful song.