Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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 has brought me safe thus far
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

when we've been thee ten thousand years
bright shining as the sun
we've no less days to sing god's praise
than when we've first begun


so this song makes me cry
and i'm not terribly interested in the religious overtones/undertones.
i just love the song
i think of the grace mentioned as that which is found in nature, my fellow man, poetry, love, etc.

but (!), the lyrics are actually the (much) smaller part of it.
the lyrics are not nearly as powerful for me as the melody is.
and THAT i cannot explain.
the melody makes me cry. i said that already, didn't i...
it makes me think of my F---ed-up-ness, and looking up to the sky and crying.\, wishing i had answers.

that's about as personal as i've ever been on here.
if you must laugh, please do so quietly :)


Pearl said...

HOw could I laugh? I feel the same. It's a moving melody. Simple enough, requiring no real vocal range to pull off. There's something eloquent about it that I can't put my finger on.

I feel the same about Moonlight Sonata.


Captain Dumbass said...

Dude, I just admitted to crying at Grey's Anatomy, no laughing here. It is an amazing song. I actually saw a documentary on it once. Talked about the history of it and played a bunch of different versions.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful song...seriously.
It reaches beyond words.

Suzanne said...

Makes me cry too. And we names our baby (of three) Grace. And she sure is amazing. Nothing so beautiful can be owned by one religion or another. Beautiful post.

IB said...

No laughing from me; I get choked up over that song too.

Thanks for getting all personal. Feels good, no?

justsomethoughts... said...

pearl - thinks. it's amazing indeed. defies capture.

captain my captain - i read up quite a bit on the song. pretty interesting.
and yes. i saw the part on your blog about grey's. seen it a few times but can't really work up the tears for it. now, the movie "love actually", THAT i can cry about.

sweet cheeks - it does.

suzzane - thank you.

ib - it does indeed. i'm not sure i have the hang of being personal, yet still being enjoyable to read. it takes eloquence grace and humor. i'll get there.

Oh My Goddess said...

No laughing here - I'm right there with you! Kleenex in hand.