Amazing Grace (Thank You Jesus!)
I received my first review on iTunes for Amazing Grace (Thank You Jesus!) and it was just what I hoped for… they heard the song “Amazing Grace” in a new way- in a personal way.
Here’s the review:
”As I listened to these simple words, I realized that I say thank you so many times each day, and do I say it to Jesus that much? No, sadly no. It’s really nice when I hear a song for the first time and it opens my eyes and my heart.”
Amazing Grace may be one of the most iconic Christian songs ever written; Christian and non-Christian alike have heard it sung so many times that we’ve almost become numb to the real meaning of the song. When I wrote my version I had no intention of sitting down and writing a new version of “Amazing Grace”. I had no goal in mind other than expressing to God what was in my heart at the time- that His grace is so WONDERFUL, and so AMAZING! The original words to Amazing Grace came to my mind at the time, but a new melody to express those words came out of my mouth! It was just me, Jesus and my guitar when it happened; and so I decided to record it just like that- as simply as it came to me.
I was so happy that my first reviewer of the song “got it.” They heard in the song what I felt when I wrote it- God’s grace is amazing and when we truly grasp that, thanks to Him will flow from our heart and lips.
I’ve spent most of my life being amazed by Jesus- I have no clue why He would love me as He does. I certainly don’t deserve it, and yet, His tenderness, gentleness, and love are always there for me even when I’m at my worst.
I hope my song helps you to really hear the words that John Newton wrote so long ago when he penned Amazing Grace. I hope by the time you’re done listening to the song you’re also “giving thanks to God” saying “Yes!!! Thank you Jesus, You are AMAZING!”
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” – Colossians 3:16