In March I was called as a Bishop and since then I’ve had the opportunity to go to three funeral ceremonies. Amazing Grace is a popular song for funerals, and during these last few months I’ve heard it a number of times.
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.
At one point in my life I was lost, and through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ I was found. Thankfully through the restored gospel, I now see how His grace has made it possible for me to return to His presence. It is impossible for me to hear this song and not think about these simple truths. Without our Saviour I would be lost, we all would be lost.
There are those among us that are searching for the peace that this knowledge brings. Let us pray to find them, bring them into the fold, help them know we love and care for them and want them to know for themselves there is a way to His peace.
A world wide popular group has a rendition of the song that I recently came across.
Il Divo, an operatic quartet made up of four handsome gentlemen from four corners of the world.
“Il Divo were initially brought together by pop impresario Simon Cowell in 2004, following an extensive worldwide audition process. The virtuoso blending of operatic technique with romantic and popular song took the world by storm, with sales of over 22 million. Their first three albums, ‘Il Divo’, ‘Ancora’ and ‘Siempre’ scored 36 number 1 chart positions across 26 countries. But success was hard earned.”
Amazing Grace is their number one song on iTunes, below you can watch the video of this moving version of this song:
Il Divo – Amazing Grace Video – Click HERE
(for some reason they don’t want it embeded, so you’ll have to take the LINK)