Last October, country music singer Josh Turner released his latest album I Serve a Savior. The record is Turner’s first album comprising of gospel songs. It’s certainly a one-of-a-kind record. The collection did not only feature duets with notable singers, but it also includes live recordings of Turner’s previous hits. To top it all, it involved no less than the singer’s family in some of the recordings. Two of the original songs included on the tracklist were penned by Turner and one was written by his wife and son. Its title track “I Serve a Savior” was co-written by him with Mark Narmore. Earlier in November, Turner performed the song at the Grand Ole Opry and his rendition is truly mind-blowing.
Watch his live performance of the song at the Ryman Auditorium below.
Toward the middle of the second verse, Turner did a fantastic recitation with his impeccable baritone voice. The recitation is as flawless as his singing of the songs first part. As the lines are Biblical passages, it’s but fitting for him to recite it. He made it to a point where it’s as if Jesus is the one talking to His children. This only added to his already impressive delivery.
Aw, but the Bible says “The one who loveshis life will lose it
And the one who hates his life in this world will keep it
For eternal life
If anyone serves me, he must follow me
Where I am, there my servant will also be
If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him”
“I Serve A Savior”
The song displays complete surrender to the Lord. Here, Turner emphasizes our role to serve our savior as this is what we were made for. God sent Him to us, lived with us, and taught us many things in life. And the greatest thing that He’s ever done was when He gave His life on the cross just so we will all be saved from the wages of sin and have a new life. The song also mentioned our being unworthy to receive God’s love and grace considering our sinful nature. But Turner specified that we can be faithful, humble, and grateful. The last line of the chorus completes us being a server to Him.
I serve a Savior
It’s what I was made for
His grace and love I don’t deserve
I will be faithful
Humble and grateful
My life is greater ’cause I serve a Savior
Grand Ole Opry, I Serve a Savior, Josh Turner