By Request, ‘In Christ Alone’

Wow! Suddenly I’m rich in hymn requests! I think the best I can do, for now, is to post two of them and save the rest for tomorrow.

First, requested by Tessa–and very probably our most often-requested hymn–In Christ Alone, by Keith and Kristyn Getty.

I will always try to fulfill all hymn requests, and please don’t be discouraged if I’m late.

By Request, ‘In Christ Alone’

Why do I post so many hymns?

Because we need them! As King Alfred said, “But the Lord is our defense: Jesu defend us!”

The crisis of our age is, as it has been from the beginning, a religious crisis. It is a war of worlds. It’s been going on since the serpent first seduced Eve in the garden.

Hymns and prayers–these are our ammunition. And the Gospel, and the Word, and the grace of God.

Requested by SlimJim: In Christ Alone, performed by Sounds Like Reign.

By Request, ‘In Christ Alone’

First things first! We have a hymn request from SlimJim–In Christ Alone, by Keith and Kristyn Getty. We’ve got to take this hymn to heart: this fallen world and its CEO the Devil are looking to devour us. Only Christ can save us.

Bonus Video, ‘In Christ Alone’

In Christ Alone is on a lot of readers’ lists of favorite hymns; and I’m posting it here because I’ve almost used up the first list of Your Favorite Hymns and I want to invite all readers to come up with another. Don’t be afraid to suggest more than one hymn. It’s not like we’ll ever run out of them.

I know, I know–with anything like this, the pattern always is: a few people act and a lot of people watch. I’d like to see more readers participating, but if I knew how to draw you in, I’d probably be rich and arrogant. So all I can do is hold out the invitation.

‘Church Without Christ’

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Kristyn Getty singing In Christ Alone

In Christ Alone, by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, is one of the most frequently-requested hymns around here. In just a few short years it became a classic.

But you won’t find it in the Presbyterian Church USA hymnal.

Church Without Christ

Does the PC in PCUSA stand for “politically correct”?

One line in the hymn refers to the wrath of God being satisfied by Christ’s atoning death on the cross. This was too much for the PC corner. “Wrath of God??? Waddaya mean, the wrath of God!? Well I never–!” Next thing you know, God’ll be expecting people to believe in Him. Who knows what that might lead to? “There’s no place in our church for orthodox Christian doctrine!”

If this denomination makes it to the next century, it’ll be a miracle.

‘In Christ Alone’

This is on a lot of readers’ lists of favorite hymns–In Christ Alone, by Keith and Kristyn Getty. Your Favorite Hymns continues: please feel free to add to the list.

‘In Christ Alone’

We haven’t received any hymn requests lately, so I fall back on some of our favorites, like this one–In Christ Alone, by Keith and Kristyn Getty.

It’s easy to make a hymn request. Just like a comment anywhere.

‘In Christ Alone’ (New Video)

This hymn was knocking at my door all day. Here’s a new video by Keith and Kristyn Getty, with an assist from Alison Krauss. I keep thinking the waters are the Sea of Galilee. Well, they might be, at that.

‘In Christ Alone’ (Instrumental)

I don’t often post hymns that aren’t sung; but this video is quite beautiful. We can let the work of God’s hands sing of His glory. Violin by Taryn Harbridge, somewhere up in the mountains–In Christ Alone.

By Request, Two Hymns for One

Requested by Joshua: This video features two hymns–Immortal, Invisible and In Christ Alone, both sung by Steve Green at the Grove Avenue Baptist Church. I hope it gets your day started on the right foot.