“If It Weren’t for Grace”
Mariee Murphy
Mary Murphy Music (release date: January 22, 2023)

By Robert M. Marovich

Plano, Texas, singer-songwriter Mariee Murphy’s “If It Weren’t for Grace” is a salvation story bathed in warm and unobtrusive electronica.

Murphy doesn’t spill the beans on what her sin was, nor does she identify the “filth” that was washed away while she lived in a “wretched world,” but it doesn’t matter now. She has a “new heart” and a “new start,” and sings deliberately and cheerfully to a merry melody. The song has a Jamie Grace vibe to it, falling somewhere in between gospel and CCM.


  1. Doc February 25, 2023 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Awesome article!

  2. Dee February 26, 2023 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    I agree with Doc ~ the article was well written. Thank you for introducing her to me.

  3. Wendy February 28, 2023 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    This is awesome!! I’m a fan!

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.