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Sweet Grace


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Roxylee

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A 3:17 minute praise song I wrote after reading Romans 8. My prayer is that it will encourage someone to read and understand what what Jesus accomplished on the cross.
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Exceedingly sweet and gracious
Is the gospel of our Lord
He causes me to trust in Him,
Eternal, glorious Word

Who chose to call me to his side
Before all time began
The riches of his mercy
Who can understand?

Sweet grace, irresistible grace
God frees me and keeps me in Him
He banishes fear by His awesome power
And breaks all the bondage of sin

His covenant is lasting
And every promise true
You will receive salvation by faith
If He is calling you

Your heart will leap with joy to see
When He unveils your eyes
The Word will come alive so real,
You can’t deny

Sweet grace, incredible grace
God frees me and keeps me in Him
He banishes fear by His awesome power
And breaks all the bondage of sin

Jesus, our good shepherd
Leads His people in the way
We will assemble joyfully
Before His throne one day

Living in the realm of grace
Redeemed and Spirit sealed
Hearing, by the Word
Incarnate truth revealed

Sweet grace, astonishing grace
God frees me, then keeps me in Him
He banishes fear by His awesome power
And breaks all the bondage of sin

Exceedingly sweet and gracious
Is the gospel of our Lord
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Hits: 3697
Comments: 58
Fans: 24
Plays: 189
Downloads: 107
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Sep 10, 2009 - 09:49:02 AM
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2009 - 09:49:02 AM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 06:36:58 AM
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Hardware:
G4 QS Mac, AKG Perception 200 mic, cheap audio interface, Gibson guitar
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GarageBand
Comments
drakonis said 2997 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
awash in harmony
Gorgeous song, singing, and harmonies... thank you for painting a sweet smile on my face today, Roxylee!

Glad to hear that your computer is behaving again, and that you have gotten some time to record, thank you!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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Roxylee said 2997 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Smiles
I'm glad this gave you smiles. :-) My computer is fried, but the old QS that I share with Carina is still going strong. However, I'm saving for an intel Mac of my very own, Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I am so far behind in listening to songs, but hope to catch up soon.
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awigze said 2997 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Romans
Beautifully rendered. I've been reading Romans a bit lately 1 and 2 specifically.... Perhaps if read by more, then there would be a greater understanding how we should live and relate to others. Love this Roxy ! Thanks so much.

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Roxylee said 2997 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Thank you, Andy
I really love Romans, and the 8th chapter speaks so much of the pure mercy of God towards us. Jesus was condemned so that we might live. So awesome.... Thank you for listening. :-)
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MarkHolbrook said 2997 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Gosh
Your voice is so amazing! Beautifully done... Love the simple guitar! The vocals really shine in this though. Wonderful lyrics too!
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Roxylee said 2997 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Hi, Mark
Thank you for appreciating the vocals. Three and four part harmony is hard to do in some parts, but I just love singing it. I appreciate your coming by. :-)
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Feter said 2997 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Sweet Grace
There s a sweet charm in all the sound wall of
this song ...and its a telling song approaches
ideas and conclusions ...the vocal work is unique
in the way of keeping what you wanted to say so
powerful even with all these tracks to be added
solid and solemn ...very nice work Joani ...
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Roxylee said 2997 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Thank you, Feter, er. Bobby
I'm glad the harmonies didn't overpower the lyrics. Thank you for saying that. I didn't want to overdo the harmony, but it's like chocolate to me. I can't seem to stop at one piece. LOL
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Moviz said 2997 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Awash
with talent Roxie'. Beautiful poetry and a melody with singing to match.... Harmonies go without saying when we're talking about you LOL..... I love the photo artwork too, just beautiful, regards M
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Roxylee said 2997 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Hi, Maurice
Well, thank you kindly. Yeh, I wonder if I can do a song without any harmony.. It would be a challenge. heehee. I'm glad you enjoyed this.
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Godchaser said 2997 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Grace and Mercy
This is wonderful Roxylee.So glad I peeked in tonight for a listen or two.Thank you for sharing your gifts.Nice pic too!

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Roxylee said 2996 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Thank you, Daniel
and I'm glad you stopped by and liked this song. I found the art in Google images, where i get most of the art for my songs. Someday I'll buy a camera. LOL
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Dadai.2 said 2996 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Must be the book of the month...
Romans, not a bad book to be settled into... a not too subtle understatement ;-)

Lovely song to come out of the epistle in which Paul most clearly proclaims the gospel of grace. Good news for those who are near and far off.

Your harmonies reminded me of the song "Sweet Lovin'" by Poco.

Jack
Roxylee said 2996 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
A book for every month!
Thank you, Jack. I will have to go find the Poco song and have a listen. who know what melodies and harmonies are stuck in my head from decades ago? do know I can't stop singing about God's sweet grace!
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sschedra said 2995 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Rox
Your voice is usually the story, but this time there is a bigger one. This is a wonderful reminder and one I am hearing for the second time this week. I guess its no coincidence, huh? You are a gifted Psalmist.
Thank you for your gift and your faith,
Stephen
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Roxylee said 2994 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
No coincidences
I'm convinced God is extra- strengthening His people so we will stand, victoriously, in His grace in these days of increasing opposition to the faith. I'm glad my voice didn't get in the way of the words. Thank you for your encouraging words, Stephen.
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rustykangaroo said 2994 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
great picture with this post
wow roxy, this is powerful stuff. with some piano it would sound exactly like a keith green tune. something about your voice in this tune sounds alot like keith's. i like keith green if you know him i think you'll take it as a compliment. your voice is just great..anything you touch you seem to bring it to another level. it's even more impressive that you also wrote it. sweet words, tenderly sang, while gently strummed....everyone who listens will be wooed.
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Roxylee said 2994 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
I love Keith Green
and I'm honored to have one of my songs compared with his. If any piano players want to add to this, I welcome them to. Thank you so much for coming by and for your comments. My prayer is that some will receive the good news of the gospel while there is yet time.
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paul f. page said 2993 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Wonderful...
I love this just the way it is: Simple guitar in folk-strummed style with easy chording and sung with such honesty...and that harmony!!! Perfect. ... This is a wonderful praise song. I hope you have the opportunity to share it with your assembly "live". "Exceedingly sweet and gracious...", indeed!
Peace.
Paul
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Roxylee said 2992 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Hi, Paul
and thank you. I'm glad the simple strumming and easy chording fit, because my skill level ends there. As for singing in public, I like to hide behind the other singers, but I have put some worship songs on CD to be played in the assembly. Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments. :-)
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blaky smith said 2993 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Irresistible grace
Always a pleasure to hear you Roxanne and to listen your prayer today, nice vocal work in this piece and beautiful lyrics, thank you so much...
Marc
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Roxylee said 2992 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Hey, Marc
Good to see you. :-) Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the lyrics and harmony.
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pablatone said 2991 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
very pretty
Sounds like you got the bugs worked out of your DAW system. This is a very sweet tune. Good job sister.
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Roxylee said 2989 days ago (September 18th, 2009)
Thanks, Paul
I'm using the kids' computer, and so far, so good. :-) Thank you for stopping by, brother.:-)
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paralax said 2988 days ago (September 20th, 2009)
amen
great piece,great vocals and great hamonies.
awesome lyrics.
Terry
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Roxylee said 2986 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Hi, Terry
Well, thank you! I have been overwhelmed lately by God's great grace in my life, and had to sing about it. Thank you for your appreciation of this song. :-)
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blindsidedpoets said 2985 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
Sweet Grace
Beautiful. Great harmonies. Your voice is amazing as usual.
Rom. 8:28 is one on my favorites, I cling to it often in times of strife.
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Roxylee said 2984 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Hello!
Than you for stopping by. God's grace is indeed amazing. Romans is so filled with hope!! I'm glad you enjoyed the song.
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davisamerica said 2985 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
a sweet balm
for the soul ..... you are just wonderful my gentle lady... blessings
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Roxylee said 2984 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Jack
Many blessings to you, too. Thank you for listening to my songs. God has been so good to me and sometimes the thanksgiving turns into a song.
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daibhre said 2983 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
Praise be!
This is awesome - blessed, indeed. Thanks!
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Roxylee said 2983 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
Thank you, David
II'm glad this blessed you. :-)
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scofugate said 2980 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
Roxylee
I don't know how I over looked this gem! This song is just what I needed today. Your voice and harmonies are a true gift!
---adding to favs now---
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Roxylee said 2980 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
Ahhh.. thank you
I'm glad this brightened your day. :-)
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stevewhit said 2974 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Hi Roxy
Hi Roxy, so good to hear this, you have a real gift from God. Your voice is superb as usual, so soothing to listen to and really helps with the message.

Very encouraging and inspiring.

Thanks again Roxy!
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Roxylee said 2971 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Steve!
Long time no hear! How are ya? Thank you for coming by to listen to this. I'm blessed that this blessed you. I look forward to your next song.
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Calchas said 2974 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Nicely done
gospel song Roxy. You shine in this genre.

Be well friend!
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Roxylee said 2971 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hey, Mike
It's good to see you in here. Thanks for having a listen. I am so far behind in listening to songs, ack. I'll go hear your new one soon.
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Doug Somers said 2971 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
There is a timelessness to this piece
The pre-eminent place for the vocals make the harmonies really shine out as you break into multiple parts. A most inspirational interpretation. I agree with Paul - it would be wonderful to share this live.

Many thanks Roxy,
Doug
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Roxylee said 2971 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Many thanks to you, too, Doug
for such appreciative comments. My writing this came from thankfulness to God for his great love and grace. So the theme is timeless. To sing it live I'd have to recruit a few singers for the harmony. That would be a blast! :-)
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Drew Kopr said 2954 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Gorgeous
Beautifully executed! Love your voice.
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Roxylee said 2953 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Hi, Drew
and thank you. I'm glad you're back with us here. :-)
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diamondvalley said 2953 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
beautiful

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Roxylee said 2953 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Thanks, Tom
Thanks for stopping by and I'm happy that you like it.
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SISTERS said 2937 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
nicely done
roxylee - you sound very good bossing yourselves around!
if you want it done right...right?
wonderful job on POWER! the surges of harmony are gorgeous.
the simple guitar is really pretty - i could go with a bit more volume to its voice.
the song's photo is as gracious as its mood.
lovely,
anne


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Roxylee said 2937 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Thank you, Anne
I'll double the guitar track next time. Thank you for coming by to listen. I love your harmonies, too, and glad you liked this. :-)
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chestnut said 2937 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Sweet Grace
A sweet song sung from the heart. You make good use of your gift of music.
K
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Roxylee said 2935 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Hi, Ken
Well, thank you.:-) I appreciate your coming by to listen to my songs.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2929 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
Love the song...
...and the message it carries! I also love the beautiful double-rainbow picture. It's like God's promise x 2.

Very well done. Fav'd.

Cheers,
Jim
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Roxylee said 2929 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
Thanks, Jim
God is great, and greatly to be praised. :-)
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Boundless said 2921 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
How lovely
What soulful vocals.
Such harmonies.

Grace indeed.

Merci !
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Roxylee said 2920 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
Hi!
Welcome back to M J! I just heard your new one and it's great! Thank you for taking the time to listen to this and for leaving a comment. Music is our way to express our deepest feelings, and I'm happy that I could convey some of that in the song.
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davisamerica2 said 2921 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
I don't get out enough!
I can't believe I'm just now hearing this. This is quite a blessing Roxy, and I'll be listening to it many more times. Thanks for the gift. Peace. Terry
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Roxylee said 2920 days ago (November 26th, 2009)
Terry!
So nice to see you in here. I always appreciate your comments. I feel the same way about hearing your songs; i listen over and over. I'm so glad this on was a blessing to you, bro. :-)
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Mike_Lynn said 2917 days ago (November 29th, 2009)
Great harmonies
Nice melody carrying the sacred message. Awesome performance. Cheers / Mike
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Roxylee said 2916 days ago (November 30th, 2009)
Thank you, Mike
It was nice of you to take the time to come over for a listen. Glad you liked the song. :-)
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Char said 2913 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
This
is what you do best. Good to use your gifts for praise. Thank you.
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Roxylee said 2913 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
I thank you, Char
This means a lot to me.
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