Not once have I listened to this song that my heart did not explode with gratitude or the tears forget to flow. Not once.

The title says it all. Were It Not For Grace, by Larnelle Harris. It’s old-school but few songs move me as much as this one does. Perhaps it’s because I know how barren my life was at the age of 27 before that night in the tiny duplex when I fell to my knees and “gave up” the mess I’d made up to that point. Oh, the freedom that flooded my soul in those moments…and in the years to follow.

I can’t imagine where I would be today, or my boys, if not for the glorious intervention of grace.

I pray my eyes will never remain dry when I think of all Christ accomplished for me, my family, and the world, that glorious Easter morn. Thank You, Jesus!

Were It Not For Grace

Time measured out my days
Life carried me along
In my soul I yearned to follow God
But knew Id never be so strong
I looked hard at this world
To learn how heaven could be gained
Just to end where I began
Where human effort is all in vain

[Chorus]

Were it not for grace I can tell you where Id be
Wandering down some pointless road to nowhere
With my salvation up to me I know how that would go
The battles I would face
Forever running but losing this race
Were it not for grace
So here is all my praise
Expressed with all my heart
Offered to the Friend who took my place
And ran a course I could not start
And when He saw in full
Just how much His would cost
He still went the final mile between me and heaven
So I would not be lost

Forever running but losing this race
Were it not for grace