The Irony of Garth Brooks Singing Amazing Grace Today at Biden Inauguration.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I am found
Was blind, but now I see
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come
‘Twas grace has brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home


Ahhhh what a beautiful song Amazing Grace is. I have heard so many versions done by a plethora of people and am always moved in some way being the words above resonate with my soul. Particularly when done with the bagpipes it is incredibly moving.

Today at the Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, country singer and megastar Garth Brooks gave his best version of the song and did a swell job of it. His excitement after singing his beautiful version and going to fist-bump all the former Presidents without a facemask was quite moving and brought the CNN anchors to tears and laughter.

Finally, America could heal after the Trump years.

Yet I was watching this and noticed something that I just could not shake. I finally hashed out what I was thinking on Twitter and came up with this observation.

Amazing Grace was sung by a guy who has friends in low places to a group of people wearing masks and believe in abortion up until birth is a very surreal sight. #BidenHarrisInauguration

Now I’m not taking a shot at Brooks with the Freinds In Low Places comment but just recognizing what song pretty much put him on the map. I LOVE that song and have belted it a bit too loud at many a bar night. Yet what I really noticed was that this song with great meaning was being sung to people in a new administration that think that abortion up until birth is okey dokey.


Now you might be saying CMOM MAN that is a bit unfair but I don’t think so.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved

How can anyone who believes that God’s creation is disposable because of choice have any fear of the Lord? I know possibly most people have not looked that deep into the lyrics. As I mentioned, I truly love this song and when sung by someone like Leann Rimes in a chapel it will literally floor you with its meaning.

Hopefully, the moment that Garth asked everyone on the stage to sing along, the meaning of that song sunk into the hearts of those who are now our elected officials.

One can only hope.

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