Se samonte version
The Clarksville Baptist College Quartet on a 1970s LP
"His Grace Reaches Me"Music & Lyrics: Jewell M. Whitey Gleason, 1964
Deeper than the ocean and wider than the sea,
Is the grace of the Savior for sinners like me;
Sent from the Father and it thrills my soul,
Just to feel and to know
That His blood makes me whole.
Higher than the mountains and brighter than the sun,
It was offered at Calvary for everyone;
Greatest of treasures and it's mine today,
Though my sins were as scarlet,
He has washed them away.
His grace reaches me
And 'twill last thru eternity;
Now I'm under His control
And I'm happy in my soul,
Just to know that His grace reaches me.
"Although we do not know the details of how “His Grace Reaches Me” came to life, Whitey Gleason’s convictions are obvious on the sheet music. If you can imagine him playing a blues-gospel tune -- something with lots of soul -- as you hear the song’s words, you can be certain how he felt about his life here and in eternity. His song’s message is foundational for every Christian. Two themes come through in Gleason’s song: first, the value of God’s grace cannot be exaggerated; and second, His gift is personal – it’s for me. There are wonders that fascinate and astound us in His creation, but they don’t compare to the gift God has given, the gift of Jesus – deity. It’s stunning, that God is willing to impart Himself to humanity. There’s no reference point for this kind of behavior, really nothing else that can be said to embellish this. It’s impossible to overstate how important the grace-gift of Jesus is. What’s more, it’s meant just for me, Whitey has me sing in his song. If I’m honest with myself, I admit that I’m in a world of hurt without Him, and can also sense that He knows me, better than I know myself. So, I sing “His Grace Reaches Me” with a renewed appreciation that God has done the indescribable for me. I can feel small next to Him, but also loved and held close by Him. Am I bewildered by all of this? Yes. Some heaven-day, I’ll learn just what it all means."
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