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Who wrote the lyrics to Amazing Grace?
The words were written by ex-slave trader John Newton, who was born in London on 24 July 1725. His father was commander of a merchant ship, and young John followed in his …footsteps. After his father died, Newton joined the crew on the H.M.S. Hartwich, but deserted after he found the living conditions deplorable. He was recaptured, flogged and demoted from midshipman to common seaman. After this, Newton spent some time on a slave-trader's ship, learning the trade, and eventually commanding his own trade in slavery. His conversion occurred during a violent storm at sea on 10 May 1748. From then on, he was a changed man, ultimately leaving his sea-going days behind him, and studying to become a minister. He was ordained by the Bishop of Lincoln and given the curacy of Olney, Buckinghamshire. "Amazing Grace" was written whilst he was at Olney, most probably between 1760 and 1770. He could now understand that God's love is for every man and Jesus had paid the price through his death on the cross for every sin he had ever committed. Incidentally, Newton did not write the music, only the words. The origin of the music is unknown, and there have been several speculations about the music. One is that it might have been based on a melody sung by the slaves themselves. Newton and William Wilberforce eventual prevailed in seeing that slavery was abolished in the British empire in 1833, 32 years before it was finally abolished in the United States in 1865 by the 13 Amendment.
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.
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John Newton wasn't a religious person. He was a slave trader and when he attepted to steer through a violent storm that would kill him, he prayed," Lord, have mercy on us." He… then survived and believed that God had addressed him through the storm and eventually converted thus writing the song "Amazing Grace"
It is about John Newton and about his experiences and his lifestyle what he has been living through.
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. 'Twas Grace 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 I have already come; 'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far and Grace will lead me 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. Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail, And mortal life shall cease, I shall possess within the veil, A life of joy and peace. 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.
No; poetry and song lyrics written prior to 1923 are in the public domain.
Amazing Grace was written by an Englishman named John Newton in the late 1700's. He was captain of several slave ships for over 20 years. He repented his sins became a preache…r and chose to live the rest of his life in solitude. During this period he wrote the hymn Amazing Grace about himself, his experience, and the revelation that led him to change his life. He also inspired and mentored his young friend William Wilberforce to begin a virtually singlehanded crusade in parliament that would span two decades and result in the abolition of slavery throughout the British empire.
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Merveilleuse grâce! Combien douce cette mélodie qui sauva un malheureux comme moi! Autrefois j'étais perdu mais maintenant je me suis retrouvé J'étais aveugle et …aujourd'hui je vois. C'est grâce qui a enseigné à mon coeur à craindre et grâce qui a soulagé mes craintes Combien précieuse grâce m'est apparu au moment où je me suis mis à croire A travers moult dangers, durs labeurs et pièges je suis passé C'est grâce qui a veillé sur moi jusqu'à présent Et grâce me conduira à la maison. Quand on est là depuis dix mille ans resplandissant comme le soleil On n'a pas moins de jours pour chanter les louanges divines que lorqu'on commença à le fair.
Adam Gontier wrote the lyrics to Over and Over by Three Days Grace.
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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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Amazing Grace, ¿cómo es dulce el sonido, Que salvó a un miserable como yo. Una vez se perdió, pero ahora se encuentra am, Era ciego, pero ahora veo. T'was gracia que le en…señó a mi corazón para que tema. Y Grace, mis temores alivió. Qué preciosa la gracia parece La hora en que empezamos a creer. A través de muchos peligros, trabajos y trampas Ya he venido; ¡Es la gracia que me trajo a salvo hasta el momento y la gracia que me llevará a casa. El Señor ha prometido bueno para mí. Su palabra asegura mi esperanza. Él será mi escudo y ser parte, Mientras la vida dura. Sí, cuando esta carne y el corazón se consumirán, Y de la vida mortal cesará, Voy a tener dentro del velo, Una vida de alegría y paz. Cuando hemos estado aquí diez mil años Que brillaba como el sol. No tenemos menos días para cantar alabanzas a Dios Que cuando hemos empezado primero. Amazing Grace, ¿cómo es dulce el sonido, Que salvó a un miserable como yo. Una vez se perdió, pero ahora se encuentra am, Era ciego, pero ahora veo. -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------
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 fear … And grace my fears relieved How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed My chains are gone I've been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His mercy reigns Unending love, amazing grace The Lord has promised good to me His word my hope secures He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures My chains are gone I've been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His mercy reigns Unending love, amazing grace My chains are gone I've been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His mercy reigns Unending love, amazing grace The earth shall soon dissolve like snow The sun forbid to shine But, God who called me here below Will be forever mine Will be forever mine You are forever mine
Here are the lyrics for "What About His Grace," as recorded by The Hoskins Family: 1st Verse: "When I think of where i've been/ And where he brought me from/ And how I found …in giving The strength to overcome/ I wouldn't want to live a single minute,/ Without Jesus in it/But when I look around, I have no place to run. Chorus: What about his grace/ What about how he came/ What about the blood he shed on Calvary that washes sin away/ Think of all he's done/ And how he helps us overcome,/ How could we ever run away/ What about his grace? 2nd Verse: If youÕve been in his presence/ And you found his mercy flow/ Strength from his throne and glory/To your wounded soul/ How could you ever turn your back on Jesus?/ When he died to free us/ Ask yourself a simple thing before you go. Repeat Chorus and fade out.