Although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. – 1 Timothy 1:13-15 (NKJV)
I’m blessed to have had three generations before me, my mother, granny and great grandmother demonstrate and share their devotion and love for God.
“Amazing Grace” sung by Grace P. Wright*
God’s love is great
And so much sweeter
Than we could ever dream of
It is given to His children on the earth
Sent to us from heaven above.
God’s love is true
And always so pure
It cleanses our hearts from sin
Through mercy and grace He lets His love come in.
His love is much greater
Then we will ever know
By His love we will let over-shadowed
As we live and onward we go.
POEM BY LUCY DEE (WRIGHT) LAPRAIRIE BASS
*Note: My Grandma Wright (Grace P. Wright, Oct. 22, 1887 – June 12, 1987) recorded this song on an old cassette player around 1983 at age 95. On a visit with my Aunt Irmarie, I was able to capture this video on my old Nokia phone of us listening to her singing. Sorry for the low quality, but those who knew my Grandma Wright will appreciate it none the less.