Dottie Rambo dies in tour bus accident

dottie_ramboOne of my favorite singer/songwriters, Dottie Rambo, died early this morning when her tour bus ran off the road and hit an embankment. I just stumbled across the news story and it has completely floored me.

I almost went to see her earlier this year when she was going to perform at the Kentucky Opry, but backed out at the last minute. That’s a decision that I will always regret.

Dottie’s song “He Looked Beyond My Fault And Saw My Need” will always be one of my favorites. Although it seems that most people aren’t familiar with her, she wrote over 2,500 songs that were performed by Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, and many others.

Rest in peace, Dottie.

‘He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need’

One of my favorite gospel songs, “He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, ” was written by the incomparable Dottie Rambo. Take a moment to watch the attached video and you might quickly discern that it is set to the tune of “Danny Boy.” I love the lyrics, and the harmony on the chorus is simply gorgeous. Lyrics are below…

He Looked Beyond My Fault And Saw My Need

Written By Dottie Rambo, Performed By The Rambos

‘Amazing Grace’ shall always be my song of praise
For it was grace that bought my liberty
I do not know just why he came to love me so
He looked beyond my fault and saw my need

I shall forever lift mine eyes to Calvary
To view the cross where Jesus died for me
How marvelous the grace that caught my falling soul
He looked beyond my fault and saw my need