"Saving Grace" as written by and Bob Dylan....
If You find it in Your heart, can I be forgiven?
Guess I owe You some kind of apology.
I've escaped death so many times, I know I'm only living
By the saving grace that's over me.

By this time I'd-a thought I would be sleeping
In a pine box for all eternity.
My faith keeps me alive, but I still be weeping
For the saving grace that's over me.

Well, the death of life, then come the resurrection,
Wherever I am welcome is where I'll be.
I put all my confidence in Him, my sole protection
Is the saving grace that's over me.

Well, the devil's shining light, it can be most blinding,
But to search for love, that ain't no more than vanity.
As I look around this world all that I'm finding
Is the saving grace that's over me.

The wicked know no peace and you just can't fake it,
There's only one road and it leads to Calvary.
It gets discouraging at times, but I know I'll make it
By the saving grace that's over me.


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"Saving Grace" as written by Bob Dylan

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    My InterpretationSaving Grace is a term familiar to all Christians and encapsulates their salvation with Jesus Christ. It's not just that moment of conversion where they are "saved" but also the experience afterwards and throughout the rest of their lives. The "Saved" album with its poignant cover of a brand being plucked from the burning (Zechariah 3:2) is language used to describe getting saved. It was the second in a trilogy of Christian albums Dylan made between 1979 and 1981 when his apparent conversion to Christianity rocked the music world.

    I like this song because I understand what he's talking about - the ups and downs of being a Christian. The distinction he makes between the saved and the unsaved is peculiar to many and at the time lots of people thought he had become a religious freak! When Jesus encountered the Samaritan woman at the well, in John 5:24, He said that believers in Him, had "passed from death unto life". Elsewhere (Colossians 1:13) the experience is described as being, "translated into the kingdom of his dear Son".

    The culmination in the last verse sums it up quite nicely as the final line from all the previous verses is repeated similarly as a felt reality to him:

    The wicked know no peace and you just can't fake it,
    There's only one road and it leads to Calvary.
    It gets discouraging at times, but I know I'll make it
    By the saving grace that's over me.
    robertcousinson February 16, 2016   Link

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