Amazing Grace

January 3, 2008 at 11:45 pm (My ramblings)

This past Sunday in church, we sang Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin and I was so awestruck and reminded of the love my Savior has for me. I have heard and sang it many times but for some reason this weekend, it really hit me. This is a song written about me (yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it was written for ALL of us but this is my blog so here, it’s all about Me!)
Anyways, I had my eyes closed and was worshipping the Lord and when we sang the chorus, I felt my eyes tearing up. This is a pretty usual occurence for me during worship but something felt different this day. Have you ever been so moved by God that there are simply no words to describe it? Just an incredible, overwhelming sensing of His presense consumming your heart and soul? Well, that is exactly how I felt especially while singing the chorus, My chains are gone, I’ve been set free! My God, my Savior has ransomed me. And like a flood His mercy reigns, Unending love, Amazing grace.
Amazing that He would take someone like me and cover me in His love and mercy. It boggles my mind that He chose me. He loves me with an everlasting love, how cool is that?
Here are the words, let them get down in your heart:
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I’m 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.
My chains are gone, I’ve been set free! My God, my Savior has ransomed me. And like a flood His mercy reigns, Unending love, Amazing grace.
The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures. He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures.
My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, My God, my Savior has ransomed me. And like a flood His mercy reigns, Unending love, Amazing grace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, the sun forbear to shine. But God, who called me here below will be forever mine.
Will be forever mine.
You are forever mine.

By the way, the picture is me a year and half ago in Peru at the Women’s Shelter.

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2 Comments

  1. John said,

    I love this song! We’ve just started singing it at our church too.

  2. Faithwalk said,

    Rachel, I’ve loved this song since I was first saved, and have enjoyed and wept while singing both Chris Tomlin’s and Todd Agnew’s new versions.

    It is my song as well…

    Blessings to you sister, and a very happy new year in the love mercy and grace of Jesus Christ!

    Susan

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