Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Grace





As an alcoholic with  24 years of sobriety, Grace is the most beautiful word to me. More importantly, when I think about what it means to me, I personally think it's the greatest gift we can give to one another and especially to ourselves. Grace and gratitude I feel are directly related, as is mercy and forgiveness.
 I may not be so clear about the meaning of Grace, but I certainly know how it feels, to be forgiven and to forgive.


This morning in the wee hours, lying in my bed, I listened to this song this over the radio, by an artist I'd never heard. This beautiful song "Grace" was originally written and sang by the very gifted Rose Cousins.
Lizz Wright's interpretation is so soulful and I had to share it and I've included Rose Cousin's original recording of her song, along with the lyrics.




Grace - Rose Cousins

 It was not my bed to make
But it might have been my soul to take
And I paid dearly for my mistake
But it was not my bed to make

It was not in the way I moved
Or everything I tried to prove to you

Grace
I'm trying to be stronger
Grace
This wounded heart, it longs for grace
Mercy, take your time
Help me find my way to grace

I surrender, I lay down my arms
If I can do no good, I will do no harm
And truth, the eye of every storm
I lay down my arms

It was not in my words
Or in the ways they heard you

Grace
I'm trying to be stronger
Grace
This wounded heart, it longs for grace
Mercy, take your time
Help me find my way to grace

Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness

Grace
I'm trying to be stronger
Grace
This wounded heart, it longs for grace
Mercy, take your time
Help me find my way to grace

Give me patience
Give me grace
Tell me it's not too late for grace
Help me find my way
Today I pray for grace
Grace




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