Friday, September 9, 2016

When Friends Desert Me and Foes Hurt Me: A Song in the Stormy Night

The favor of men is a fickle frame
From day to day 'tis never the same
Changed with the weather, changed by the hour
Weak and waning and wanting in power

But Thou, Eternal and Almighty LORD
Hath proved Thyself in Thy Holy Word
That Thou may be trusted and safely adored
For in Thee all the treasure of Heaven is stored

A Sure Thing, by Vicki Plaster Baird

In Christ alone
YES, my friend, 

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.

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.

picture: from here