Christ Alone

by Colan L. Hiatt
(Mt. Airy, NC)

I recall so well, in former years

In my life, there was a void
Facing eternity brought me fear
I knew judgement, I could not avoid

As from my dilemma, I sought release
Some offered a solution, to pursue
Do good works, and keep the law
Somehow, that was not enough, I knew

It was by His grace, I came to know
That all my works could not atone
The true solution to my plight
Was to be found, - in Christ alone

I'm thankful that God intervened
And placed roadblocks across my path
His guiding hand has kept me safe
And delivered me from impending wrath

The incarnate Christ - the atoning blood
Shall be my only plea
When battles rage and friends forsake
To no other refuge, - can I flee

He is the Fortress and the Rock
The steadfast Anchor, in every storm
When my feeble efforts do not suffice
In Him, I will never, be forlorn

Names have surfaced through the years
And sought to allure the very elect
But His sheep follow, no other voice
To a stranger, they will not connect

I'm thankful for stalwarts, who have stood
Those grounded solid in His Word
Proclaiming that "in Christ alone"
Can all our sin, be deferred

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Jul 10, 2014
Christ Alone
by: Colan L. Hiatt

Thanks - Joellen for reading my submission. I trust that any material I have posted, will honor Christ and be a blessing.

Jul 10, 2014
Christ Alone
by: Colan

I'm thankful it came across as constructive. This is another writing that depicts a "personal" message. I appreciate you taking time to comment.

Jul 03, 2014
Colan, this is a beautiful poem.
by: Lanette Kissel

Wow! This is maybe my favorite of yours so far. There is a song we sing at church that is one of my favorites, In Christ alone... This poem is just as moving. Great work, friend.

Jul 02, 2014
good read
by: Joellen

thanks for the share...loved reading In Christ Alone..great read...

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