Monday Melody – I Am Not Alone

Hi guys!  Here’s hoping you had a great Thanksgiving and that we’ll all carry that thanks-giving spirit with us each day into Christmas time.  Just under four weeks to go until Christmas Day!  ‘Tis the season…

Song/Album: “I Am Not Alone” on the album “Natalie Grant” by Natalie Grant.

Why it made the cut:  If I had to point to one song that got me through the horrors of 9/11 ten years ago, this would be it.  I remember putting this song on repeat while driving to and from work, and even at home in those post-9/11 nights when sleep eluded me.  It helped restore peace and focused my thoughts on the God who has promised to never leave or forsake me.

The beauty of this song–written, by the way, by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah–lies in the simplicity of the lyrics:  an ode to Jehovah Shammah, the One who is always there with us, ever living, ever faithful, ever sure.

Artist: Natalie Grant is often described as an unrivaled powerhouse vocalist, but she brings to the table additional skills as a formidable songwriter and riveting performer.  Natalie enjoys the high honor of having won the Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years (2006-2009), as well as a steady flow of accolades from both Christian and mainstream media.

But beyond her burgeoning music career, Natalie has chosen to take a passionate stand as an advocate for victims of human trafficking.  She established the Home Foundation in 2005 to fight this evil and now is founder and chair of the board of Abolition International, the Home Foundation’s successor organization.

Favorite lyrics:

And I rely on your patience
When I face the unknown
And because of You …
I am not alone

Sweet spot:  Starting at 2:02, but particularly from 2:22 onward.  That’s some serious lung power.  Glory!



Comments

  1. Another hit, now how do I post it on my page? Keep up the good work, I will continue to pray that the Holy Spirit will lead you. This song ministered to my heart as you can imagine. Could not get to it earlier because I have been out practically all day. Dios Te Bendiga mi hemana.

  2. @AnonymousFab is that you? Call me!

  3. Thanks Alison! She became one of my favorite vocalists when I heard "Held". This song ministers the mystery of knowing His prescence in the midst of great pain. It really touched me when I was dealing with my dad's illness and my mother-in-law's passing at the same time. Much love!

  4. @CindyCindy, "Held" is a very powerful song and she does it total justice. i can certainly imagine how it ministered to you in the hard times.

  5. Pure worship!!!

  6. @AnonymousIndeed! Reminds us who we are and Whose we are.

  7. Beautiful! Indeed, we are NEVER alone. Thank God for that. He is ever presence. Knowing that brings so much comfort.

  8. @Joii C.Joii, that's the gospel truth. His is the peace and comfort that pass all understanding.

    Thanks!

  9. I found you through the Being a Wordsmith Even Day Challenge, and just love this series of yours. What a wonderful idea! I’m not sure why this post didn’t get the love the first time around, because this girl has a set of pipes. Simply beautiful.

    • Natalie Grant is the bomb! She sang at the Lincoln Memorial for the 50th anniversary of MLK’s speech, and she was pure fire. Thanks for checking the posts out, and I’m so glad that you enjoyed that post in particular.

  10. Wow that is a beautiful song Alison!!! Natalie Grant has an amazing voice!
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  11. She sure does, Michelle. She’s one of my favorites, and she has grown in my estimation even more since she established Abolition International, a foundation aimed at abolishing modern-day slavery in this century.
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