Saturday, 23 April 2016

Debbie's song

Mike writes:

At Debbie's funeral, we heard her song "Patient Grace" sung by Jono. We thought a fitting final post on her blog would be to post the words to the song, and information as to how you can obtain a copy of the recording and also other ways to make donations to the causes Debs wanted to support.

Patient Grace. 

Patient Grace
Infinite gentleness, endlessly kind
Oil of gladness within me
Turning and shaping the dirt and the grit of my life
To a pearl of great price;

Healing Grace,
Calming the wind and the waves of my mind
Melting the sadness within me
Warming and thawing the snow and the ice in my soul
To a river of life

You are making a new heart within me
A heart that will beat with the beat of your own
A heart of flesh and not a heart of stone
You are making a new heart in me;
You are singing a new song within me
A song that will thrill through my flesh and my bone,
And now it will sing me till I’m wholly your own 
You are singing a new song in me.

And the making may take forever
And the shaping may never end;
But what does it matter now we are together,
And you are our friend?

Saving Grace
Calling me out from the depths of my tomb
Braving the stench of decay
Peeling the wraps and the bandages gently away
To show me my face;

Radiant Grace
Light in the darkness that once was my home
Light that no darkness can master
Light that will fill me and flood me and spill out in stars
Of wonder and praise

You are making….
Words and Music (c) Debbie Peatman 2005

To get a link to download an mp3 recording of the song, simply go to our Justgiving page, make a donation, however small, and you will receive an email containing the download link. Please note donations made this way cannot be Gift Aided, as they are treated as a purchase.

If you would like to make a more substantial donation in thanksgiving for Debbie and would like to use Gift Aid, you can use the following links:

To make a Gift Aid donation to St John's Hospice, click here.

To make a Gift Aid donation to the work of Messy Church, click here.

If you do make a direct donation, it would be great to know about it, so we can add it to the total donations we are aware of. We can include other donations separately on the Justgiving page to keep an online tally. Please notify Mike by email or Facebook Messenger.

Finally, here is the picture of Debbie we placed on the front of the order of service, which captured her laughter at Jono and Amy's wedding in March 2015. We hope that is a fitting way to sign off on this amazing blog.



  1. What a fitting and lovely entry on this precious blog. Heartfelt thanks to both of you for what it has given me and Bob. Will print this song a photo as a wonderful momento.

  2. I am very touched. The song has healed a long time callous and pain. I do not know you all, but feel the need to say thank you. I am saddened by her loss, even though I never knew her. Bless you.