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Let’s Sing! “Jesus, Strong and Kind”

Let’s Sing! “Jesus, Strong and Kind”

Let’s just go crazy and sing another new song this week.

City Alight is a group of song writers out of Australia who keep writing beautiful songs for us. They write for their local church first, but serve us with songs rich in Bible and simple, singable melodies for the church to sing.

These are the folks who wrote, “Only a Holy God,” “Christ is Mine Forevermore,” and “Yet Not I.” This newer song, “Jesus, Strong and Kind,” is an invitation to find our strength in Jesus, and to come to him through the cross. It’s simple, personal, beautiful, and biblical. Let’s sing it.


1. Jesus said that if I thirst,
I should come to him.
No one else can satisfy,
I should come to him.

2. Jesus said if I am weak,
I should come to him.
No one else can be my strength,
I should come to him.

For the Lord is good and faithful.
He will keep us day and night.
We can always run to Jesus.
Jesus, strong and kind.

3. Jesus said that if I fear,
I should come to him.
No one else can be my shield,
I should come to him.

4. Jesus said if I am lost,
He will come to me.
And he showed me on that cross,
He will come to me.

Rich Thompson, Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, Colin Buchanan ©2019 City Alight Music



Let’s Sing! “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death”

Let’s Sing! “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death”

The first question of the Heidelberg Catechism is the first question we should ask ourselves, and our children: What is your only comfort in life and in death? Here’s the answer:

That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Several modern song and hymn writers recently penned a new song for the church, “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death.” The story behind the song will help us all appreciate the Christ and church-loving care that goes into any of the better songs we sing. 


1. 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.

2. 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?

3. 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.

Words and Music by Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, Jordan Kauflin, Matt Merker, Matt Papa, ©2020 Getty Music Publishing (BMI) / Messenger Hymns (BMI) / Jordan Kauflin Music (BMI) / Matthew Merker Music (BMI) / Getty Music Hymns and Songs (ASCAP) / Love Your Enemies Publishing (ASCAP)



Let’s Sing!: “The Lord is My Salvation”

If our trek through Genesis is teaching us anything it must be this: there is no salvation in man, only in the Lord. The title of this past Sunday’s sermon, “The Lord Remembered Noah,” captures the heart of Genesis 6–9, and the anchor of our hope.

To encourage you during the week and to help us all sing better on Sundays, from time to time I’ll highlight a song here on the blog. 

With this theme of the Lord’s salvation in mind, we’ve been singing a new song over the past few weeks, “The Lord is My Salvation.” 


1. The grace of God has reached for me,
And pulled me from the raging sea.
And I am safe on this solid ground:
The Lord is my salvation.

2. I will not fear when darkness falls,
His strength will help me scale these walls.
I’ll see the dawn of the rising sun:
The Lord is my salvation.

Who is like the Lord our God?
Strong to save, faithful in love.
My debt is paid and the vict’ry won;
The Lord is my salvation.

3. My hope is hidden in the Lord,
He flow’rs each promise of His Word.
When winter fades I know spring will come:
The Lord is my salvation.

4. In times of waiting, times of need,
When I know loss, when I am weak.
I know His grace will renew these days:
The Lord is my salvation.

5. And when I reach my final day,
He will not leave me in the grave.
But I will rise, He will call me home:
The Lord is my salvation.

Glory be to God the Father,
Glory be to God, the Son,
Glory be to God, the Spirit;
The Lord is our salvation.
The Lord is our salvation.


Words and music by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Nathan Nockels, and Jonas Myrin, ©2016 Getty Music Publishing.