Sunday, April 8, 2012

Who is Christ to you?

Who is Christ to you? Is He merely your Savior, your Redeemer, or is He much more?

To the author of the following hymn, Christ was at least 71 different wonderful things. I bolded each aspect of Christ mentioned in the hymn and added a verse. Thanks to everyone who helped me find the verses. You know who you are! 

What’s the bottom line? Christ wants to be everything to us!

I’ve found the One of peerless worth (Song of Songs 5:10-16),
My heart doth sing for joy;
And sing I must, for Christ I have:
Oh, what a Christ have I!

My Christ, He is the Lamb of God (John 1:29),
Who full salvation brings;
He is the Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:2),
With healing in His wings.

My Christ, He is the Tree of Life (John 15:5, Revelation 22:2)
With fruit abundant, sweet;
My hunger He doth satisfy;
Of Him I daily eat.

My Christ, He is the smitten Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4)
Whence living waters burst;
He is the fountain in my heart (John 4:14)
Which quenches all my thirst.

Christ is my life (Colossians 3:4), my light (John 8:12), my way (John 14:6),
My comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3) and my health (Psalm 42:11),
My peace (Ephesians 2:14), my rest (Psalm 62:1), my joy (Psalm 43:4), my hope (Colossians 1:27),
My glory (Colossians 1:27) and my wealth (Ephesians 3:8).

Christ is my wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30) and my pow’r (2 Corinthians 12:9),
My boast (2 Corinthians 10:17) and righteousness (1 Corinthians 1:30),
My vict’ry (1 Corinthians 15:57) and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30) sure,
My truth (John 14:6) and holiness (Revelation 4:8).

Christ is my Savior (Luke 2:11), Shepherd (John 10:11), Lord (Philippians 2:11),
My Advocate (1 John 2:1) above,
My Counselor (Isaiah 9:6), my Father (Isaiah 9:6), God (Isaiah 9:6),
My Brother (John 20:17), Friend (John 15:15), and Love (1 John 4:8).

Christ is my Captain (Hebrews 2:10) and my Guard (2 Timothy 1:12),
My Teacher (John 3:2) and my Guide (Revelation 7:17),
My Bridegroom (John 3:29), Master (Ephesians 6:5) and my Head (1 Corinthians 11:3);
In me doth He reside.

Christ is my Prophet (Matthew 13:57), Priest (Hebrews 4:14), and King (Revelation 19:16);
My Prophet full of sight;
My Priest that stands ‘twixt me and God,
My King that rules with might.

Christ is the Author of my faith (Hebrews 12:2),
And its Perfecter (Hebrews 12:2) too,
My Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5), Guarantee (Ephesians 1:14),
And faithful Witness (Revelation 1:5) true.

Christ is my everlasting home (Psalm 90:1),
My all-sufficient land (Colossians 1:12, 2:6-7);
My fortress (Psalm 91:2), tower (Psalm 94:22), hiding-place (Psalm 119:114),
And my eternal stand (2 Corinthians 1:21).

Christ is my sabbath (Colossians 2:16-17) and new moon (Colossians 2:16-17),
My morning (2 Samuel 23:3-4) and my day (Colossians 2:16-17),
My age (Isaiah 26:4) and my eternity (Hebrews 1:8)
That ne’er will pass away.

Christ is my trust (2 Corinthians 3:4) and my desire (Psalm 73:25),
In comeliness replete,
My satisfaction (Psalm 132:15, John 6:35) and delight (Psalm 37:4),
Who all my need doth meet.

My Christ, the all-inclusive One (ALL THE VERSES!!!),
My Christ what shall I call?
He is the first (Revelation 1:17), He is the last (Revelation 1:17),
My Christ is All in all (Colossians 3:11).

Since such a treasure (2 Corinthians 4:7) I possess,
My heart doth sing for joy;
And I must sing, and sing again;
Oh, what a Christ have I!

Source: Hymn 510


Vania said...

Leon, this is awesome.

I like "hiding place". It reminds me of another hymn that says, "Deep in your love I hide."

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