Christ Our Hope in Life and Death
Hello all! This month of April is a month to remind us of the life, betrayal, crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as we celebrate Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter!
This also may be a difficult month as we may not be able to meet together regularly like we normally would.
I believe this song will be an encouragement to us all during this season we are separated from one another. It is called "Christ Our Hope in Life and Death."
If you recall when we began the New City Catechism at the beginning of 2020, the very first question we responded to was, "What is our only hope in life and death?" Our answer was that we are not our own, but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.
This songs speaks and sings on this essential truth that is foundational to our walk with the Lord. When the world crumbles around us and we have nowhere else to turn, we can and should turn to Jesus Christ, because He is our eternal hope. This song is honest about death. There is no need to shirk back about death because we have confidence in the Living One who conquered death!
I pray as we sing this song together during the month of April, you will find comfort in solace in the hope of resurrection and the foundation of Jesus Christ, our hope in life and in death.
What is our hope in life and death?
Christ alone, Christ alone.
What is our only confidence?
That our souls to him belong.
Who holds our days within his hand?
What comes, apart from his command?
And what will keep us to the end?
The love of Christ, in which we stand.
O sing hallelujah!
Our hope springs eternal;
O sing hallelujah!
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death.
What truth can calm the troubled soul?
God is good, God is good.
Where is his grace and goodness known?
In our great Redeemer’s blood.
Who holds our faith when fears arise?
Who stands above the stormy trial?
Who sends the waves that bring us nigh
Unto the shore, the rock of Christ?
Unto the grave, what shall we sing?
“Christ, he lives; Christ, he lives!”
And what reward will heaven bring?
Everlasting life with him.
There we will rise to meet the Lord,
Then sin and death will be destroyed,
And we will feast in endless joy,
When Christ is ours forevermore.