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  1. Amazing Grace

    "Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn with words written by the English poet and clergyman John Newton, published in 1779. With the message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed 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. Newton wrote the words from personal experience. He grew up without any particular religious conviction, but his life's path was formed by a variety of twists and coincidences that were often put into motion by his recalcitrant insubordination. He was pressed into the Royal Navy, and after leaving the service became involved in the Atlantic slave trade. In 1748, a violent storm battered his vessel so severely that he called out to God for mercy, a moment that marked his spiritual conversion. However, he continued his slave trading career until 1754 or 1755, when he ended his seafaring altogether and began studying Christian theology. Ordained in the Church of England in 1764, Newton became curate of Olney, Buckinghamshire, where he began to write hymns with poet William Cowper. "Amazing Grace" was written to illustrate a sermon on New Year's Day of 1773. It is unknown if there was any music accompanying the verses; it may have simply been chanted by the congregation. It debuted in print in 1779 in Newton and Cowper's Olney Hymns, but settled into relative obscurity in England. In the United States however, "Amazing Grace" was used extensively during the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century. It has been associated with more than 20 melodies, but in 1835 it was joined to a tune named "New Britain" to which it is most frequently sung today.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of AMAZING GRACE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of AMAZING GRACE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Mary Travis:

    Amazing Grace. going through this ordeal with his health, stroke and flatlining and making it back, when there was every opportunity in the world for God to take him home ... we've truly lived the life of amazing grace.

  2. Frontman Chris Martin:

    We have a tiny clip of the president singing 'Amazing Grace', because of the historical significance of what he did and also that that song being about, 'I'm lost but now I'm found'.

  3. Mary Travis:

    Going through this ordeal with his health, stroke and flatlining and making it back, when there was every opportunity in the world for God to take him home ... we've truly lived the life of amazing grace.

  4. Clinton Jenkins:

    In the U.S. these symbols are representative of the things we don't want in the country, but here it's all seemingly disconnected. Watching a girl sing 'Amazing Grace' on top of a giant Confederate flag is a hell of a contrast.

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