"....... for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust" Psalm 103:14

The A - Z of An Eclectic Music Collection: G......

..... is for Gungor & Amy Grant
Firstly, definitely, Gungor. After all, their song "Beautiful Things" helped to inspire the name of this blog. I was first introduced to Gungor by my brother-in-law a few years ago, and while that song is definitely my favourite, I also really like some of the others from the album of the same name. Songs like "Cannot Keep You" and "The Earth is Yours", and the haunting "Dry Bones". I recently taught my year 5 to 7 kids' church class on the passage in Ezekiel from which this song is inspired. They were fascinated by the story of the dry bones coming alive, and it was great to delve into this with them.

But aside from "Beautiful Things" I think my favourite would be this one, "We Will Run". It reminds me that even though we have turned away, God's mercy and forgiveness are available if we will return to Him, and his redemptive plan will prevail, He will heal His world.

Okay, so according to iTunes' alphabetisation method Amy Grant would normally belong in A, and she does. But I don't have many G names in my music library, so I'm going to break the rules for Amy. At least she has a G surname. And, I might add, if I was doing the alphabetising.......... well......... jus' sayin'.

Amy was the first Christian artist I ever heard (what? there's a Christian music genre?). A friend lent me a tape (yes, a cassette tape, technically known as a compact cassette. If you're way too young for that, have a look here) to play in my car on the way home one night. I LOVED Amy's songs. As a new Christian, the lyrics were all strange and different and beautiful to me. My favourite songs at that time became "I Have Decided", "El Shaddai", "In a Little While" and "Father's Eyes", but my all time favourite is this one, "Thy Word" because of the bare truth of the beautiful lyrics from Psalm 119.


  1. Well that was both ends of the Christian music spectrum for me - one I'd never heard of and one everyone's heard of. Amy Grant's "Hats" was a real favourite of mine back in the parenting of young children/working/being a wife/daughter etc.

    Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
    G for Give More

    1. I've never heard that one Leanne, but just had a listen. I have to say I prefer Amy's more mellow, worship offerings, but I can see the appeal in the lyrics. Being a working mother of young children is definitely a challenging stage of life!


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