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Friday, 7 April 2017

N'nu Krist' Nikan/ In Christ Alone

Authors: Stuart Townend & Keith Getty
N'nu Krist' nikan nireti mi,
O'n n'imọlẹ, agbara, orin mi;
Igun-ile yii, Apata yii,
Wa sibẹ nin' ọda 'ti'ji.
Ifẹ giga, ibalẹ okan,
'Gbati 'bẹru, idamu pin!
Olutunu, Oun ni mo ni,
Ninu 'fẹ Kristi mo duro.

N'nu Krist' nikan, t'O wa leeyan
Ọlọrun to wa bí ìkókó!
Ẹbun 'fẹ yii at' ododo
T'awọn t'O wa gbala kẹgan:
Lori igi ti Jesu ku,
Irunu Ọlọrun walẹ-
Tori pẹ'ṣẹ wa lo gberu;
Ninu 'ku Kristi ni mo ye.

Nibẹ 'nu 'lẹ l'oku Rẹ wa
Imọlẹ aye t'ookun pa:
Lẹyin eyi lọjọ ologo
O ji dide kuro 'nu oku!
B'O si ti duro n'iṣẹgun
Mo bọ lọwọ egun ẹṣẹ,
Mo jẹ Tirẹ, Oun temi-
Emi ta fẹjẹ Kristi ra.

Niye, niku, ko si 'foya,
Agbara Kristi 'nu mi ni;
Lati 'bẹrẹ titi dopin,
Jesu gba ayanmo mi mu.
Ogun eṣu, ete aye
Ki yoo le gba mi lowo Rẹ,
'Ti y' O fi de, tabi pe mi
N o duro 'nu agbara Kristi.

Translated by Ayọ̀bámi Tèmítọ́pẹ́ Kẹ́hìndé (20/04/2017)
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
Fulness 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.

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.
The Story
Songwriter Stuart Townend grew up as the youngest of four children in a Christian family in West Yorkshire, England, where his father was a vicar in the Church of England. The Townend family always enjoyed music, and young Stuart began to play the piano at the age of seven. Known and respected today by musicians and worship leaders throughout Britain and beyond, his involvement in Christian music dates back over 10 years.
During this time, Townend has used his talents to produce albums for British-based worship leaders as diverse as John Pantry, Keith Routledge, Sue Rinaldi, Vinesong and Praise Gathering. As an artist, he has made two solo albums: Say the Word and Personal Worship. But it is perhaps as a songwriter that Stuart has made his most enduring contribution to the contemporary worship movement. Songs such as “How Deep the Father’s Love,” “My First Love,” “The King of Love,” “Who Paints the Skies” and “Lord, How Majestic You Are” are favorites in the repertoire of thousands of churches around the world. And now one of his latest works, “In Christ Alone,” seems destined to take its place among other worship classics both in the UK and in the United States.
Written in 2002, “In Christ Alone” was a collaborative effort between Townend and fellow songwriter (and now good friend) 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. 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. 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.”


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…

Townend and Getty both admit they are motivated by the idea of capturing biblical truth in songs and hymns that will not only cause people to express their worship in church, but will build them up in their Christian lives.
Read more here.

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