It’s been an Amazing Grace kind of week, thinking of Mama. This morning it was the first hymn we sang at church. So, here’s a bit of amazing music to uplift your soul today.
A friend recently gifted me with jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s CD, Blessed Quietude. We’ve enjoyed several of his jazz compilations, but this one has been on constant replay. You can feel Cyrus Chestnut’s faith and Gospel roots, especially in his inspiring rendition of Amazing Grace. Here’s a YouTube edition to have a listen…
“I believe the ability to play music is a gift from God and every time I play, I’m thankful.” Cyrus Chestnut.
grace, peace & amazing (jazzed up) grace
Virginia : )
p.s. Since we’re talking Amazing Grace, awhile back I wrote a blog about one of Mama’s favorite movies, Amazing Grace (which is also one of my favorites.) You can read about it by clicking here: Amazing Grace (& the Abolition of the Slave Trade.)
what a wonderful way to remember your mama.
Thank you, Michele. Music was part & parcel of her life – and ours. So glad you had chocolate cheesecake with your granddaughter in Elizabeth City this weekend. (My mama would have approved – she loved all things chocolate!) Love & hugs! Virginia 🙂
I love your mama.
A lovely quote about music … and so very true. Isn’t it amazing how often our thoughts turn to those we love, particularly those who are no longer among us??
Debbie, If you’ve seen the movie “Chariots of Fire” (one of my favorites.) In it, famous runner Eric Liddell says, “When I run, I feel God’s pleasure.” Whether it’s music or making jewelry (with all those fabulous gems you blogged about) or teaching or what what – when we do it well, we honor God — and our loved ones. Blessings to you!! 🙂
I absolutely agree — I’m a firm believer in not squandering the gifts God has given us!
Will be adding Cyrus to my Spotify playlists. Thanks.
Cyrus Chestnut’s jazz is great. If you’re into jazz, you might also like Joey Alexander. I saw him play on Tavis Smiley, then downloaded the one that has “Sunday Waltz” on it. (That song gets lots of replays!) grace, peace & jazzzed up music – Virginia 🙂
Love your emojis! Well pictorally said👍😃