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Embrace Amazing Grace

Choked up with emotion,
Speechless, but obligated
To say something meaningful,
Barack Obama sang!

Now he won’t get any awards
For his pitch or tone,
But for his bravery,
A gold medal, indeed!

For his faith and love,
And for his ability
To inspire the crowd,
A blue ribbon!

When I meet my maker,
And you gather to cheer
My entry into Eternity,
Please sing Amazing Grace!

But, you might want to
Avoid the microphone
And let the Spirit lead
The others to drown you out!

Hah! God bless Barack –
I miss that guy in the White House.
I miss his family and
His Amazing Grace!!

There is something special
About that You.Tube
And its spontaneity.
Don’t you agree?

In contrast, this nearly lily white
Choir of perfect harmony,
Is beautiful for sure,
But somehow it seems stiff.

Or is that just me?

Maybe your taste for Amazing Grace
Turns more toward country.
There are as many versions
Of that song as you can imagine.

What’s your favorite?

The amazing story of the song
Is described beautifully in this video.
I totally enjoyed all 15 minutes of it.
I didn’t know what an influence he had
on the abolition of slavery!

I hope you will enjoy this video, too.

“The Lord gives us many blessings,
But unless we are grateful for them,
We lose much of the comfort from them.”

May God’s Amazing Grace
give you enormous comfort today
and always…

See ya tomorrow (God willing)


Comments on: "Embrace Amazing Grace" (10)

  1. We heard recordings of Amazing Grace at both my brother Chris and my mother’s funerals. The first was sung by Chris’s daughter, Fiona. So, no, it’s not just you, Jan X

    • I think it’s a wonderful song to be sung at a funeral or memorial service. And it’s a great daily reminder. I am so glad you were able to include it!

  2. Dana Pulliam said:

    A good cuppa joe, a sunny portion of Jan’s positivity, and God’s amazing grace! Perfect start to a grateful day! ☕🌞🌈

    • A cup o’ Joe, a positive note from Dana, the inspiration of God’s word, and the promise of a beautiful sunrise: what a way to start MY day! Thanks, sweet friend. I send my love 😍 and Hebrews 11:1 🙏🏽❤️

  3. Anonymous said:

    Totally agree!

  4. Fran McNeill said:

    Tried to post but forgot to enter my name…duh! Anyway, I totally agree with all said Jan. Thank you!

    • Good morning, Fran! Have a blessed weekend. See ya tomorrow! Sending love ❤️ and prayers 🙏🏽 your way today. 🤗🥰

  5. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!

  6. Years ago I was blessed to sing “Amazing Grace” in a church choir. As we sang, we definitely embraced the message from this precious hymn.

    • Memorable! I love that hymn – and cherish the memories of singing it with our Acapella choir in college. .. as well as with church choirs since then 🎶👌🏽

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