The Story Of Amazing Grace

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14 Responses to The Story Of Amazing Grace

  1. D. Self says:

    One of my all time favorites. Petra has a great rendition of this wonderful song as well.

  2. I. Lou Minotti says:

    Jesus Christ is God, Lord, Savior, Creator and Sustainer of what He’s created. It’s so sad that there are so many without eyes to see or ears to hear. This is eternal stuff.

    Thanks, Tony, for posting this.

  3. This was a wonderful rendition of a truly great hymn. Thanks for putting this up here, Steven!

  4. “Silent Night”…”O little Town of Bethlehem”…”Ave Maria”…”Jesus Loves Me”…”O Holy Night”…I got a million of them, every one of them better than the last, no matter what order you remember them in. The race of Man on Earth is full of such flowers–snap out of it! (cf. “Moonstruck”).

  5. Margaret Berger says:

    The hymn “This Is My Father’s World” is a most joyous song.

  6. omanuel says:

    Thanks, Steven, for this beautiful story and recording.

    As Climategate draws to an end, I recall that I could not forgive the flaws in others until I had inventoried the flaws in myself.

    As St Francis of Assissi noted earlier:

    “It is in giving that we receive,
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
    It is in death of self that we are born to eternal life.”

  7. tom0mason says:

    Forgiveness and the ability to accept that forgiveness is the key. The story of John Newton, the author of the hymn, is just as amazing –

    “…Although he had had some early religious instruction from his mother, who had died when he was a child, he had long since given up any religious convictions. However, on a homeward voyage, while he was attempting to steer the ship through a violent storm, he experienced what he was to refer to later as his “great deliverance.” He recorded in his journal that when all seemed lost and the ship would surely sink, he exclaimed, “Lord, have mercy upon us.” Later in his cabin he reflected on what he had said and began to believe that God had addressed him through the storm and that grace had begun to work for him…”


    “…While aboard the ship Greyhound, Newton gained notoriety for being one of the most profane men the captain had ever met. In a culture where sailors commonly used oaths and swore, Newton was admonished several times for not only using the worst words the captain had ever heard, but creating new ones to exceed the limits of verbal debauchery.[11] In March 1748, while the Greyhound was in the North Atlantic, a violent storm came upon the ship that was so rough it swept overboard a crew member who was standing where Newton had been moments before.[d] After hours of the crew emptying water from the ship and expecting to be capsized, Newton and another mate tied themselves to the ship’s pump to keep from being washed overboard, working for several hours.[12] After proposing the measure to the captain, Newton had turned and said, “If this will not do, then Lord have mercy upon us!”[13][14] Newton rested briefly before returning to the deck to steer for the next eleven hours. During his time at the wheel he pondered his divine challenge…”

  8. Sophie says:

    Aww, that made me cry. 🙂

  9. Send Al to the Pole says:

    For those who haven’t seen it, don’t miss this version. Full Orchestra and Choir. Turn it up. The bagpipes really add to the impact. Make sure you watch until the women walk in a circle. You won’t be disappointed.

  10. This is how I know this song:

    and this one as well

  11. R2Dtoo says:

    A beautiful piece- thanks. Watching it I wondered what became of those young men in the choir. My guess is they did just fine!

  12. omanuel says:

    How does the force of darkness that engulfs the globe today compare with that ~2020 years ago when King Herod was willing to kill all newborn sons in order to retain his position of power?

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