Amazing Grace was written by a former slave trader John Newton.. Once sailing a ship full of slaves from Africa his ship was hit by a fierce storm… Newton feared for his life and got down on his knees and begged the good Lord to spare his life..He promised the Lord that if he would only spare his life he would change his ways a stop trading slaves.. The storm calmed down and Newton wrote the song Amazing Grace, full of sorrow and love and hope that he would be forgiving of his sins. One of the most powerful songs ever written and this is one of the most beautiful versions ever recorded.
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I’m found. Was blind, but now I see. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to feel And grace my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed. Through many dangers toils and snares We have already come ‘Twas grace that brought us safe that far And grace will lead us home When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise Than when we’d first begun. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I’m found. Was blind, but now I see