Towards the middle of 2015, a good friend of mine told me about a visit he made to the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, KY. It was a part of his sabbatical and every descriptor he used in relaying his experience to me was intriguing. I had to check it out. Continue reading →
‘Amazing Grace’ = sad.
I think every family identifies, in some way, with the ever-somber hymn called “Amazing Grace.” While my statistical research is lacking, I’m pretty sure it’s been played at just about every funeral for a believer over the last century. As a result, there are a number of members of my family (and many other families) that are moved to tears just at the opening notes.
This is why I love the 2012 arrangement of Amazing Grace by Citizens & Saints. I’ve been listening to it obsessively over the last few months.