Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Reflection...

Last Sunday we sang a song in church written by Andraé Crouch, but before we sang it our Worship Leader told us Andraé had passed away a few days earlier on January 8, 2015.

Andraé was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer and pastor. He was referred to as "the father of modern gospel music" by his contemporaries. In 1957, when he was just 15 years old he wrote "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power".  "My Tribute [To God Be the Glory]" and "Through It All" were written in 1971, and "Soon and Very Soon" was written in 1978.   They're all great songs, but "Through It All" is my favorite, particularly verse three.

In 2004 Andraé received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  It stands as a reminder of how God used a boy who could barely talk [he had a stuttering problem] to bring the message of Christ to millions. Andraé said anybody who passes his star will say, "Who's Andraé Crouch?"  The answer will be "Well, he sang about Jesus Christ."  To God be the glory for Andraé Crouch's life!

"Through It All"  Verse 3:

I thank God for the mountains,
and I thank Him for the valleys,
I thank Him for the storms He brought me through.
For if I'd never had a problem,
I wouldn't know God could solve them,
I'd never know what faith in God could do.

Through it all, through it all,
I've learned to trust in Jesus,
I've learned to trust in God.

Through it all, through it all,
I've learned to depend upon His Word.

"Be strong and courageous.  Do no be afraid or terrified..., for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you."  Deuteronomy 31:6

May God bless your week!


  1. I was saddened to hear about his passing. The three songs you mentioned were the first gospel songs I became acquainted with when I was a baby Christian. They will always be special to me. Thank you for the wonderful tribute.

  2. Andrea Crouch had immense talent and even greater love for the Lord. His songs are a legacy of inspiration and faith. I love all the ones you mentioned.

  3. I can imagine that the heavenly choir just got some new talent … RIP, Andrae.

  4. He was a great song writer who has blessed so many people.


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