This was my mother's favorite hymn. Gosh she couldn't carry a tune at all, but she would always sing in church, in the car, around the house. I can just picture her smiling and singing now. And she loved this hymn, she loved Sundays when Ronald Dolloff would sing this as a solo in church. He sang this song at her funeral.
I was driving to the gym yesterday and somehow it hit me, I don't know why. I can't remember now if a bird flew over the road or what it was but I started thinking about this song and about my mom. For some reason I couldn't remember the words to the song. I have spent enough hours in church growing up, and in the choir as a young adult that I know most hymns by heart. And generally I can recall this song, when I think of my mom. But yesterday I couldn't. That brought me to tears. It felt in my heart like I was forgetting pieces of her. That felt so wrong. I want to remember every single bit of my mom.
So I came home and found the song on youtube. No, it isn't Ronnie Dolloff singing, so the same memories are not the same. But it helped me remember the words.