THE MIRACLE

A few years ago, when I was directing the music in Primary, the theme of the month was “Jesus is a God of miracles.” I wanted a song to go with it. I scoured all the typical sources to find that song, but no luck. So I decided to write one.

We often talk about the wondrous miracles of Jesus Christ — walking on the water, healing the blind, raising the dead. Even when we say the word “miracle,” that’s what we think of. So of course, I began the first verse with the typical lyric lines…And then I got to the chorus. What more could I say about these events - so long ago, so far away from the world we live in? How could I teach the children the relevance of these miracles to them?

I planned to work on the chorus while I drove to Chicago with one of our sons. It was a 27 hour drive, and I had a lot of time to think. Somewhere in Nebraska, it hit me. There WAS a miracle that was relevant to them! Completely and totally relevant! The miracle of the Atonement. Though we don't usually refer to the Atonement as a 'miracle,' (partly because it's SO much more than that), it is, indeed, the greatest miracle of all time. And as soon as the idea came, the words flowed, and long before we arrived in Chicago, the song was done.

There would never be a way to express everything the Atonement means in one song -- or in a million of them. But in these simple words: "...the miracle that rescues me," I hope the children begin to glimpse how personal it is. And how important. And I hope they will come to realize, as I have, that the Atonement of Jesus Christ really does rescue us -- every minute of every hour of every day.

Shawna

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Shawna Edwards

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Shawna Edwards

Our primary sang this as part of their program a few years ago, and I immediately loved it. I loved hearing their young voices singing, “Jesus is the God of Miracles. Nothing is at all impossible to Him.” It is not often that I love a song so much the first time I hear it. Thank you so much for writing this song! I have taught it to voice students, and one of them sang it for their ward Christmas program last week. My kids are singing it together this week. It really is beautiful in every way.

Shawna Edwards

I heard this song for the first time last Sunday at the mission farewell of our daughter’s fiance’s sister. She sang it with a group of her fellow girls camp counselors. The words of the song touched me deeply and I have pondered its message each day since. It has helped me more deeply understand the individual nature of the Atonement and what Christ gives to me through that sacred sacrifice.

Shawna Edwards

I heard this song for the first time today in the primary program. As I listened to some of the junior primary girls sing, tears started to roll down my face. Christ really is a God of miracles. I have made a lot of mistakes in my life thus far and it has become really hard for me to feel the Spirit or even pray. This song struck me so hard. Because of what Christ has done for each of us, I am able to be made clean. Thank you for the hope you have restored within me. Could I possibly get the sheet music to print out? I would like to have the song around me so I can remember what it teaches me. Thank you Shawna.

Shawna Edwards

Sis Edwards: our primary has chosen The Miracle for one of our program songs this year. We have several young women in our ward and stake that play the violin and cello, and we wondered if we might be able to have them accompany the children as well as the piano. I hear strings in the MP3 version and wondered if there is sheet music we could purchase that includes the strings? We already have the group bundle. Thank you for sharing your talents, we all LOVE singing The Miracle.

Cindy

Shawna Edwards

Thank you. Sincerely. This songs means a lot to my young family.

Shawna Edwards

This has become our primary’s favorite songs. We sang it as part of our program this year. It was so powerful and had a lot of the audience in tears. It is beautiful and inspiring. Well done. Thank You.

Shawna Edwards

Is there a way to purchase the .mp3 of this song? I love it!

Shawna Edwards

Shawn, I heard the song, The Miracle, last month, and have listened to it on YouTube many times. The children in my daughter’s ward in River Heights, Utah were practicing the song for their sacrament meeting program. It gave me goosebumps, and chills and made me cry happy tears. I would love a copy of the sheet music.?

Shawna Edwards

@Karen,
Yes, you can order the sheet music of “The Miracle” on this website. Go to the home page — it’s the song on the top line of the product section. Here’s the link:http://shawnaedwardsmusic.com/products/the-miracle-vocal-solo-piano
You can also order a bundle, which gives you permission to make up to 8 copies, and also gives you the original recording and the accompaniment track. Thanks for your kind words,
Shawna

Shawna Edwards

Hi there. I would really like to purchase the sheet music for this song. Is there a way i can do that? Thanks!

Shawna Edwards

I have always enjoyed the primary songs, from the time I was little, to now. I love the messages they share, and the joy that they bring. Now that I am a father, I love to hear my kids sing these same songs. My daughter just fell in love with this song when she sang it for the primary program, and she wants to sing it for her grandma. I would love to get a copy of the music so I can play it for her. Thanks so much for your talents and sharing them with the world.

Shawna Edwards

I have appreciated the miraculous patience our Heavenly Father has with me as I continue to try to improve and find myself making the same mistakes repeatedly. Thank you for sharing this song with the world – I heard it as our primary did it this past year, and it was the inspiration for a former-stake-president-now-primary-chorister to work through recovery from back surgery and complications to be at his ward’s program. He managed to stand and conduct just this song. I’d love a copy of the sheet music if you’re still offering. Thanks!

Shawna Edwards

This is a beautiful testimony shared through your music talent. This “Miracle” should be in the next Primary Sacrament Presentation/Sharing Time Outline. God bless.

Shawna Edwards

I heard this song as part of the Primary Sacrament Meeting Presentation. The Spirit was so strong when the children sang about the atonement. It was so touching. It reaffirmed my testimony of Jesus and His sacrifice for us. I would dearly love a copy of this song.

Shawna Edwards

The Miracle has become one of my favorite songs. The Activity Day Girls in our ward are singing “The Miracle” as the closing song for our Primary Program. I will be sitting on the stand with my Primary class. I don’t know how I will make it through listening to our girls sing without crying and making a spectacle of myself. Thank you for sharing your God-given gift of music with us. Nothing touches the heart like a testimony through music can. It doesn’t matter what language you speak. The power and spirit of music speaks directly to your soul. Would love to have a copy of “The Miracle” to add to my music collection.

Shawna Edwards

I have never seen the primary children in my ward sing with such purpose! We played the video of this song and the kids loved it! Even a few boys who never sing wanted to learn this! They ALL say that this is their new favorite song! They hear the music and they all join in! I love the message that this song has! I cannot hear this and not tear up. I feel the spirit so strong thru the words! Thank you for writing this, it is my new favorite too! I would love a free copy of this song!

Shawna Edwards

I have been inspired by your song and now want to learn how to play it. I’m 9 years old and I first heard your song in primary and it is now my favorite song. Thanks!

Shawna Edwards

Dear Shawna,
I’m probably a little late to the game? I just learned of this song via the Facebook page for LDS Primary Choristers. I am a pianist and have accompanied several LDS Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentations. Anyway – I read your offer of obtaining a free copy of your song, “The Miracle” and it lead me to this spot. The Atonement is very special to me and I have felt the love of both Our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in rescuing myself and others from our sins. I was raised as a Latter-day Saint and grew up learning about the basics of The Atonement, but it wasn’t until more recent years that I realized that Our Savior, Jesus Christ, not only paid for our sins, but suffered all of the pains and agonies of our trials as well. You asked for words, but words are not enough to explain the comfort and relief that comes from knowing and understanding – at least a little understanding – of what Our Savior, Jesus Christ did for all of us. My heart is full of deep love and gratitude for Jesus and Our Heavenly Father. I rely on them daily for that comfort and relief and for guidance in my life. This is a special thing that you have done – which enables testimonies to be born of Our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s true as King Benjamin said that we can never repay because every minute more and more blessings keep coming. Your offer of a free copy of your song, “The Miracle” was, of course, the opportunity for me to share my testimony with you and whomever may read this. I am a private person and hold these things dear to me. Thank you for your testimony as well. Oh, yes – I would please like a copy of your song in sheet music format – “The Miracle”. Thanks again, Shawna. Isn’t music great? I love that I can play the piano. I’m currently the Relief Society pianist in my ward. ☺

Shawna Edwards

I love this beautiful song. I wondered if you had ever submitted this to the Friend or Ensign magazine. I know many of the additional songs used in primary have been published in the church magazines. I wanted to use this in primary and purchased 2 copies. I just wondered if others had used this before. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Shawna Edwards

I absolutely love this song, I purchased the music for our primary and super excited to teach them! I was wondering if there is any way to download the youtube video. That’s how I’m hoping to introduce the song to them. Thanks!

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