A Tribute to Perseverance

November 14th, 2014

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Hebrews 10:19-39

If you’ve ever listened to gospel music, there is a good chance you’ve listened to the music of Andraé Crouch. He wrote songs like, “Soon and Very Soon,” “My Tribute (To God be the Glory),” and “I’ve Got Confidence.”

Gospel music devotees have heard many artists perform Crouch’s songs–musicians like Elvis Presley, The Imperials, The Winans, and many others have offered their versions of his contributions. Local church musicians often lead worshipers into a spirited singing of “My Tribute.”

However, few of the people who embrace his music realize that Andraé Crouch is dyslexic–words and sentences did not come easily to him. In order to write his songs and express his feelings, Crouch drew pictures to express the meaning of the words. From the rich imagery of his vivid pictures, deeply meaningful songs were born.

Crouch wrote “My Tribute” as a young man, but didn’t feel that his work was worthy of review. Eventually, his sister Sandra found it and helped him release it.

It’s too soon to quit or give up on yourself. Persevere. God can take what looks like mistakes and turn them into triumphs.

Author: David J. Felter


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