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What was it like in the Amazing Grace coffeehouse?
Boy, this question brings back memories! I remember seeing Jim Post there in the on-campus Amazing Grace back in '74. It was a very intimate and awesome performance. After that they moved to the Main Street area of Evanston. I remember seeing James Taylor's brother perform there. I dug around and found this comprehensive pdf http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives/findingaids/Amazingrace.pdf you may want to download. I spent all my Babysitting money on the Amazing Grace Coffee House. I saw amazing performers there. Here's a list I recall: Odetta (I paid about 75 cents to see her), Steve Goodman, John Prine, Livingston Taylor, Sam Leopold, Kenny Bloom, Jim Post, Emmylou Harris, Redwood Landing, and more, but that's all I recall at the moment. It was an amazing place for teens since you could hear incredible performers/musicians and age didn't matter since they didn't serve alcohol. I wish that my 16 year old had a place like this to go. It was one of my fondest memories of childhood. It was a small ranchlike house right on the Northwestern campus and off the lakefront in Evanston. I just recall I was there pretty much every weekend and got all my friends hooked on it. I'm still playing guitar and I owe my interest to the Amazing Grace Coffee House. I hope that someone can put a clip on you tube. It would be great!
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"Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn written by English poet and clergyman John Newton (1725-1807) published in 1779. With a message that forgiveness and redemption is possible… regardless of the sins people commit and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, "Amazing Grace" is one of the most recognizable songs in the English-speaking world.
Amazing Grace by John Newton Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me - I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now, I see. T'was Gr…ace that taught my heart to fear. 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. T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far and Grace will lead us home. The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures. He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures. When we've been here ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun. We've no less days to sing God's praise than when we've first begun. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me - I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now, I see.
When it was originally written, it is unknown what music, if any, accompanied the verses written by John Newton. The hymnbooks did not contain music and were simply small book…s of religious poetry. The first known instance of Newton's lines joined to music was in A Companion to the Countess of Huntingdon's Hymns (London, 1808), where it is set to the tune "Hephzibah" by English composer John Jenkins Husband. Common meter hymns were interchangeable with a variety of tunes; more than twenty musical settings of "Amazing Grace" circulated with varying popularity until 1835 when William Walker assigned Newton's words to a traditional song named "New Britain", which was itself an amalgamation of two melodies ("Gallaher" and "St. Mary") first published in the Columbian Harmony by Charles H. Spilman and Benjamin Shaw (Cincinnati, 1829). As neither tune is attributed and both show elements of oral transmission, scholars can only speculate that they are possibly of British origin. "Amazing Grace", with the words written by Newton and joined with "New Britain", the melody most currently associated with it, appeared for the first time in Walker's shape note tunebook Southern Harmony in 1847.
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British poet and Anglican minister John Henry Newton (July 24, 1725 - December 21, 1807), was the original writer of the Christian hymn "Amazing Grace." It was first publishe…d in 1779.
According to Wikipedia: ""Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn written by English poet and clergyman John Newton (1725-1807), published in 1779."
I found almost 10,000 with a search on iTunes. Talk about Amazing!
The definition of Grace is 'an unmerited gift.' Amazing means so great that it is beyond imagination. Combined, the term amazing grace is referring to salvation and what… an incredibly wonderful gift it is because we really do not deserve salvation.
Amazing Grace Amazing Grace How sweet the sound that saved a wretch lie me I once was lost but now I'm found was blind but now i see That's the beginning of th…e song the rest is on amazing grace lyrics.com
I have to say yes and no because this song is from John Newton that was a bad person until he repented when there was no one there to help him and he realized he was lost. Joh…n could of wrote it to show what happened to him and how God changed his life. When John Newton give his life to Christ on May 10, 1748 he probably wrote Amazing Grace to show people that committing to Christ is a wonderful thing to do. You have a more wonderful life and more joyful. I am Baptist so I know what's it like to be save and I think that John Newton is meaning Amazing Grace as a positive way to show how his life was and how God changed him around and now that he's glad.
In Gospel Music
it means you have givin your heart to jesus . you are saved by the grace of god.
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It is Ioan Gruffudd.