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History – “Amazing Grace”

August 9th, 2011 by Black Gospel Choir

The Story of “Amazing Grace” By Wintley Phipps

The author of the words was John Newton, the self-proclaimed wretch who once was lost but then was found, saved by amazing grace.
The origin of the melody is unknown. Most hymnals attribute it to an early American folk melody. The Bill Moyers special on “Amazing Grace” speculated that it may have originated as the tune of a song the slaves sang.

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