Spiritual songs have been my lifesavers on numerous occasions. I honestly don’t remember memorizing a lot of Bible verses growing up, but I always knew a good gospel or spiritual song. Ironically, it was the songs that I learned during my childhood that anchored me to God during the rough times of my early adult life. I couldn’t pray scripture at the time, but I definitely could pray the words to scriptural songs.
Most of the songs that I learned during my childhood didn’t have meaning until I grew in my relationship with God. The more personal our relationship became, the more I understood the lyrics to these songs, and the more they touched and moved me. However, there is one song that always held a special place in my heart.
I can’t explain why, but from the age of 8 or so, hearing “Amazing Grace” always touched my soul and brought me close to tears. At the time, I didn’t quite understand why. I just thought it was a really, REALLY pretty song. Now that I’m a little older, a little wiser, with a little more life experience, I recognize, understand, and appreciate the fact that God’s amazing grace has covered me through many years of trials and troubles. Without his grace and mercy, life would’ve swallowed me up years ago. I hope you enjoy what is without a doubt my favorite spiritual song.