Welcome!  Hymns have been and continue to be a real source of inspiration to me.  My desire in this blog is to share special hymns with my readers hoping that the words will minister to them, especially in times of great personal need.  If one of these hymns ministers to you, please take time to leave a comment so that I know that my blog is helping others as much as it helps me. Sometimes I will also provide a link where you can go to hear the hymn played.  So, please join me here each week and sing along as we praise God together.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

YOUR GRACE STILL AMAZES ME


Usually the music that we choose here is music that has been written centuries ago.  And these hymns are usually special because of their words as well as the fact that they have survived for so many years and still speak to us today.  It would be interesting to know how much of today's church music will survive the centuries, should the Lord not return in that time.  Many of us older folks can easily become critical of today's worship music because it is different than that which we have appreciated and sung over the years.  However, there is some excellent music being written in this century. One of the newer ones that always speaks to me is this week's choice, "His Grace Still Amazes Me".  Unfortunately, I have been able to find almost nothing about its background.  Maybe some of you readers who are more knowledgeable about modern worship music can add some comments about the background.  The words and the music were written by Shawn Craig and Connie Harrington.  The copyright date is 2001.  Shawn Craig is part of the contemporary Christian music trio, Phillips, Craig and Dean, which was formed in 1991.  But while we don't know more about the background, all believers have experienced God's great grace to us in so many ways. Obviously His grace and mercy were shown at Calvary where He provided us with salvation, forgiveness of sins, and eternal life with Him.  And we didn't deserve any of these riches which are provided by His amazing grace.  And then He demonstrates this amazing grace to us day by day and that should make us fall on our knees in thanksgiving.  And, as the music says, there is absolutely no way to repay Him.  I hope that you, too, daily are amazed by His grace and that you daily offer Him your praise.  And if you don't, then pause this week and consider daily His grace to you.  If you aren't overwhelmed, then maybe you need to examine your spiritual walk.


My faithful Father, enduring Friend 
Your tender mercy's like a river with no end 
It overwhelms me, covers my sin 
Each time I come into Your presence 
I stand in wonder once again

CHORUS: 
Your grace still amazes me 
Your love is still a mystery 
Each day I fall on my knees 
Your grace still amazes me 

'Cause Your grace still amazes me
Oh, patient Saviour, You make me whole 
You are the Author and the Healer of my soul 
What can I give You, Lord, what can I say 
I know there's no way to repay You 
Only to offer You my praise

It's deeper, it's wider 
It's stronger, it's higher 
It's deeper it's wider 
It's stronger, it's higher
than anything my eyes can see

CHORUS: 
Your grace still amazes me 
Your love is still a mystery 
Each day I fall on my knees 
Your grace still amazes me 

Listen to it being sung here.  LISTEN

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