Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me

Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me

Written on 10/09/2020
Peter Ruby

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness & freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine, 
I can sing: all is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me


The night is dark but I am not forsaken 
For by my side, the Savior, he will stay 
I labor on in weakness and rejoicing 
For in my need, his power is displayed
To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me 
Through the deepest valley he will lead
Oh the night has been won, 
and I shall overcome! 
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

  

No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid 
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon 
And he was raised to overthrow the grave
To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released,
I can sing: I am free!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me


With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For he has said that he will bring me home 
And day by day I know he will renew me 
Until I stand with joy before the throne
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to him
When the race is complete, 
still my lips shall repeat: 
Yet not I, but through Christ in me