Only Christ
By Lance Landall

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Only Christ
By Lance Landall

Only Christ can change the wretched heart, only He can save each soul,
Yes, only when Jesus dwells within, can a person be made whole.
Only Christ can transform fallen lives, only He can break sin’s hold,
Yes, only Jesus can promise eternity, and joy untold.

Yes, only Christ — our Lord and Saviour — can abundantly supply
That strength for each and every day, that help for every anguished cry.
Yes, only Christ can offer us hope, even when no hope there seems,
Only Christ — who will soon appear — holds the answer to all our dreams. 

So, don’t put your faith in men, and nor in those plans that they employ,
But rather, just in Him, who offers lasting peace and inner joy.
Don’t go clinging to earthly treasure, nor this earth that’s soon to end,
But rather, take hold of Him — who very soon — broken lives will mend.

Yes, He’s waiting, friend, He’s waiting, and He is longing for your call,
Those words that will tug at His heartstrings, “Yes, Lord, I surrender all.”
Our Lord knows that it’s only then, that He can do the best for you,
And beginning He will say, “Now! There is nothing that I can’t do.”

And then He’ll take the old self within, and change how you’ve been thinking,
And soon you'll find that what you want in life, with His will is linking.
And you’ll also find that what you once did, you'll no longer want to do,
And that you’re lost in others' lives, not those things that you sought for you.

But only Christ — only Jesus — such a miracle can achieve,
The Alpha and Omega, who all who're repentant will receive.
Therefore, just let the Lord who beckons, a miracle work in you,
Yes, let Him who fashioned Earth, show that there’s nothing that He can’t do.

Oh yes, let the canvas of your life feel the Master Artist’s brush,
Let Him who painted all the flowers colour your life just as lush,
Let every heavenly stroke, and each divinely moistened bristle,
Make that life that you live on this earth, His picturesque epistle.