This song was recorded by the Booth Brothers, included on their album, Room For More.
The long history of the Booth Brothers starts when Ron Booth, Sr. was a teenager and formed the original group with brothers Charles Booth, James Booth, and Wallace Booth after moving to Detroit in the late ’50s.
They sang locally and regionally until 1963, when Ron Sr. disbanded the group and started singing with the Toney Brothers. Though these quartets never achieved much more fame than the musical portion of the neighborhood church picnic, Ron Booth, Sr. was a deeply spiritual and musical person after he married and moved south to Brandon, Florida, and had two sons and raised them to be musicians.
In 1990, the youngest of his sons, Michael Booth, formed the second incarnation of the Booth Brothers by recruiting his father and his brother Ronnie Booth, Jr. With the addition of pianist Tim Sievert, the quartet started singing under the name Ron Booth & the Booth Brothers. A few years later, Sievert left the band due to increasing hand problems, but they continued as a trio… made up of Michael Booth – tenor,
Ronnie Booth – lead, and Jim Brady – baritone.
They are known for their tight, smooth harmony.
This song uses the story of the woman accused of adultery to remind us that love and grace is available to those who sin… which – by the way – is each and every one of us!
Bible Reference… John 7:53—8:11; Romans 8:37-39; Ephesians 2:4,5; Titus 2:11; Hebrews 4:16; 1John 3:1
The woman was surrounded by accusers; every man was picking up a stone.
Standing there in pride and pointing fingers; claiming that her right to life was gone.
Jesus made His way and knelt between them, writing freedom’s message in the sand.
When He reminded them there’s not a man without sin,
you could see her start to smile again.
Love and grace makes real the gospel message!
Love and grace takes all the shame away!
Love and grace breaks the heavy chains of bondage;
gives every heart a resting place!
Love and grace sings a happy song of praises!
Love and grace seems to brighten up the day!
Love and grace brings us up to heavenly places,
just to know the debt’s been paid.
And Heaven’s on the way; makes the world a better place! Love and grace…
Every day we represent the Master with a chance to show His love within our hearts.
By showing grace to a struggling brother, we give the one who fell another start.
Knowing there is no one great among us; no one who should dare pick up a stone.
If we’re gonna win this world to Jesus, it’ll be by love and grace alone. (CHORUS)