Christian Living, Forgiveness, Social Justice

A Simple Song of Grace

Last night, compelled to write, I sat down.

A song came out! I have only written one other song in my life…when I was 9.

It was right after my Catholic school class went to confession.

The song was called “I didn’t mean to sin”.

Last night…in the spirit of renewal, God gave me a new song.

I’ll learn to play the tune He gave me, but share the lyrics with you:

It’s called A Simple Song of Grace

by Shannyn Caldwell

I will sing a simple song of grace
I will sing a simple song of praise
A simple song about a King who’s battle won us everything
So I will sing a simple song of grace

And I will bring an offering to you
A hurting heart’s the best that I can do
A broken/contrite heart, my God, you say you won’t detest
I’ll wear that like a blanket and find rest

(bridge)
And I don’t sing because I have a voice
I sing to you because I have a song
And I will search of stillness in the noise
And seek hard after you my whole day long

And I will sit and settle down my soul
The voice inside it says “Be still and know”
And the hardest thing I’ve had to say is “I am yours Lord have your way”
But in surrender finally, I’m whole.

So I will sing this simple song of grace.
And I will sing thing simple song of praise.

It’s a song about faith and hope and love and mercy
Blessing those who chose to curse me

Reaching out to help then needy

Telling of the One who freed me.
Standing in the intersection, dying and then resurrection
First for Him and then for you and me.

(bridge)
And I don’t sing because I have a voice
I sing for you because I have a song
And I will search for stillness in the noise
And seek hard after you my whole life long.

So I will sing a simple song of grace
And I will sing a simple song of praise
A simple song about a King who’s battle won us everything
So I will sing a simple song of grace.

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You may know that right now, I am doing “a second round” of the 40-Day Healing Season...this time going after a tornado that has been swirling in my life since I was…like 7 years old.

I feel God restoring me. Renewing me. I’m reclaiming the Shannyn that “little girl Shannyn” was born to be.

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2 thoughts on “A Simple Song of Grace”

  1. Thank you Shannyn for sharing your song ~ it is simple and beautiful and it really touches my heart. The Lords timing is always spot on and this is what my heart needed this morning. Would it be alright to pass this on? I would like to share this with a couple of friends not on fb but I would also like to repost. Thank you again!! Blessings and hugs. Mary

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