Trading Easter Grass for Bluegrass

by | Mar 31, 2013 | Uncategorized

Happy Easter (to those of you who celebrate the holiday)!  Time for this week’s Sunday Love Song.  You may be wondering how I can pick a love song on Easter Sunday.  Well, true believers would argue there’s nothing more profound than God’s love.  So today’s song is dedicated to love for all mankind.  There are a lot of hymns to choose from, many with lyrics more suited to Easter than what I’ve chosen.  But this upbeat Bluegrass song recorded by Alison Krauss makes me smile.

Since it’s a holiday, I’m going to keep things short and sweet by ditching analysis and letting the lyrics speak for themselves:

“When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart”

When God dips His love in my heart

When God dips His pen of love in my heart
And He writes my soul a message He wants me to know
His spirit all divine fills a sinful soul of mine
When God dips His love in my heart

Well I said I wouldn’t tell it to a livin’ soul
How He brought salvation and He made me whole
But I found I couldn’t hide such a love as Jesus did impart
Well He made me laugh and He made me cry, set my sinful soul on fire
When God dips His love in my heart

Well sometimes though the way is dreary, dark and cold
And some unburdened sorrow keeps me from the goal
I go to God in prayer, I can always find Him there
To whisper sweet peace to my soul


He walked up every step of Calvary’s rugged way
And gave His life completely to bring a better day
My life was steeped in sin but in love He took me in
His blood washed away every stain


Now turn up the volume and take a listen.  If you don’t tap your toes and find yourself humming this refrain later today, I’ll be surprised!

I saw her perform many moons ago at an outdoor venue in Pittsburgh.  She has such a beautiful voice, and many equally lovely songs.  If you’ve never heard her before, check out her music on iTunes or the like.


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