‘In Christ Alone’ Beautiful Cover By Drew Baldridge

Drew Baldridge takes us to church today with a powerful rendition of the Christian song, ‘In Christ Alone.’

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‘In Christ Alone’ is a famous Christian hymn written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend from the United Kingdom.

The song has a strong Irish influence in it and is the first song these two worship leaders have written together.

Explaining about how the song was written in 2002, Townend says, ‘In Christ Alone’ was a collaborative effort between him and fellow songwriter Keith Getty. “The song came about in an unusual way,” Townend explains. “Keith and I met in the autumn of 2000 at a worship event, and we resolved to try to work together on some songs.”

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

He continued, “A few weeks later Keith sent some melody ideas, and the first one on the CD was a magnificent, haunting melody that I loved, and immediately started writing down some lyrical ideas on what I felt should be a timeless theme commensurate with the melody.”

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
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

He added, “So the theme of the life, death, resurrection of Christ, and the implications of that for us just began to tumble out, and when we got together later on to fine-tune it, we felt we had encapsulated what we wanted to say.”

Today as Drew Baldridge sings this song in the beautiful setting of a church, we are reminded of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross that redeemed us once and for all from sin and shame. Hallelujah!

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