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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Amazing Grace.

Our family gathered in Beaufort, South Carolina this past weekend to celebrate my father's life and legacy. With a nod to poem-in-your-pocket day (and a big thank you to Kym for the reminder!), I'm sharing a few of the photos along with the words from Amazing Grace. My hymnal notes that the first four stanzas were written by John Newton to accompany his New Years Day, 1773 sermon; the fifth was added a few years later.
view of the low country marshes...one of our favorite things about this part of South Carolina
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.


'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and
grace my fears relieved. How precious did that
grace appear the hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I
have already come. 'Tis grace has brought me
safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.

looking up in the memorial garden - what a view!
The Lord has promised good to me; his
word my hope secures. He will my shield and
portion be as long as life endures.
Mother with her grandchildren and great grandson
When we've been there ten thousand years, bright
shining as the sun, we've no less days to
sing God's praise than when we'd first begun.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Gil and Betty said...

What a lovely post -- makes me feel like I was there!

Thursday, 21 April, 2016  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

The last verse gets me every time. Grace to you and your family, Mary.

Thursday, 21 April, 2016  
Blogger margene said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful remembrance of your family's day of grace.

Thursday, 21 April, 2016  
Blogger Bonny said...

I'm glad that your family has such a meaningful and beautiful place to gather and celebrate your father, and that it was such a gorgeously blue sky kind of weekend. Thinking of you and your family.

Thursday, 21 April, 2016  
Blogger Debbie said...

What a beautiful way to remember your Dad. Blessings to you & your family.

Thursday, 21 April, 2016  
Blogger Penny said...

A beautiful hymn and a beautiful weekend to celebrate your father's life and legacy.

Thursday, 21 April, 2016  
Blogger julia in KW said...

Lovely post...leaving me with thoughts of grace!

Thursday, 21 April, 2016  
Blogger Lydia said...

This is lovely

Thursday, 21 April, 2016  
Anonymous Patty said...

Thank-you Mary. One of my favorites. I'm sure your Dad was looking down with great joy!

Friday, 22 April, 2016  
Blogger Honoré said...

Such a lovely way to honor your father and the love among your family. Thank you for sharing this with us. Peace and Blessings to you and your family.

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016  

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