You know that modern Christian praise and worship song More Precious Than Silver? Of course you do. (There was a techno version of it on that awesome 1995 N’Soul Records sampler CD—you know the one—and your youth group probably sang it a million times.)
Well, it was written by an AU alum, Lynn DeShazo, and it came to her in 1978 while she was violating a one-day fasting vow with french fries stolen from the Auburn McDonald’s! (An Auburn grad flippin’ burgers? The Lord works in mysterious ways.)
From her 2010 book More Precious Than Silver: The God Stories Behind the Songs of Lynn DeShazo.
Then aspiring songwriter went home and prayed for forgiveness and whipped out her guitar. And her Bible. She flipped to Proverbs 8. Voila–a classic chorus was born. In Auburn. Thanks to Auburn french fries.
You’re welcome, church!
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