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Sabbath Rest – Amazing Grace

I’ve been doing a “Sabbath Rest” post off and on for over five years, and I don’t think I’ve ever highlighted the classic hymn, Amazing Grace. This week I thoroughly enjoyed a blog post by a sweet young friend we met years ago while on a SOWER project in South Texas. She titled the post “Grace like Manna” and it reminded me of how precious Grace is in our lives – and how we can’t store it up, but that it’s readily (and lovingly) available when we need it. Check out this young lady’s wisdom, as she grapples with parenting two littles and resting in God’s Grace every moment of every day!

There are lots of videos of Amazing Grace available, but truth be told I was having trouble finding one that included all the verses. So I encourage you to read all the verses before you take a listen.

Amazing Grace

John Newton – 1779

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

Sabbath Rest – God of Grace

I found this meme on Facebook this morning –
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and was struck by this centuries old wisdom. May we always have the grace to do ‘little things with great spirit for the Lord’s sake.”


— WORDS AND MUSIC BY KEITH GETTY & JONATHAN REA COPYRIGHT © 2003 THANKYOU MUSIC
-Performed by Joanne Hogg, Kristyn Getty, Margaret Becker
– Video by Maxfli82

Sabbath Rest – Grace Alone

One of the best parts of the Montrose Christian Writers Conference I attended last week was the way each morning began with a time of reflection and worship. Always a beautiful start to the day. This is just one of the hymns that spoke to my heart –

Grace Alone

Every promise we can make
Every prayer and step of faith
Every difference we can make
Is only by His grace.

Every mountain we will climb
Every ray of hope we shine
Every blessing left behind
Is only by His grace

Grace alone Which God supplies
Strength unknown He will provide
Christ in us, our cornerstone
We will go forth in grace alone.

Every soul we long to reach
Every heart we hope to teach
Everywhere we share His peace
Is only by His grace.

Every loving word we say
Every tear we wipe away
Every sorrow turned to praise
Is only by His grace.

Grace Alone: 1998 Maranatha!
Words and music by Scott Wesley Brown and Jeff Nelson
Video by 1BelovedSon

 

What Grace is Mine – Sabbath Rest

Grace. Something that we need afresh each and every day. Here is familiar tune with powerful words. Another beautiful hymn from the Getty Music team.

What Grace is Mine
What grace is mine that He who dwells in endless light
Called through the night to find my distant soul
And from his scars poured mercy that would plead for me
That I might live and in his name be known

So I will go wherever He is calling me
I lose my life to find my life in Him
I give my all to gain the hope that never dies
I bow my heart, take up my cross and follow Him

What grace is mine to know His breath alive in me
Beneath his wings my wakened soul may soar
All fear can flee for death’s dark night is overcome
My Saviour lives and reigns forevermore

So I will go wherever He is calling me
I lose my life to find my life in Him
I give my all to gain the hope that never dies
I bow my heart, take up my cross and follow Him


Words: Kristyn Getty
Traditional Melody arranged Rob Mathes
Video: Bob Marshall