Yesterday and today my daughter and I played music together. She on the piano, and I on my newest musical instrument, the Native American Flute.
Our jam/practice session was nothing fancy. I’m still learning this new instrument and I’m not doing anything elaborate yet. But even as a new flute player, I’m having fun familiarizing myself with the various sounds/effects this lovely instrument can make.
One of the first songs we played together was Amazing Grace. It is one of my favorite hymns. We repeated that song several times, until my daughters eyes started to glaze over. Taking the hint, I veered off and started playing scales. She followed. In addition to reading music, she can also play by ear (just like myself) As myself, and so she did not have any problem harmonizing on the piano. She’s so talented. I’m sorry to say that we did not record yesterday or today’s session but that will change soon…
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now 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
I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun