A glorious song: Amazing Grace

My name is Alan Grace.

Our family has always liked Amazing Grace not only because of our family name. This song is part of the reason for the name of this blog.

We think this song is glorious.

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.

Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
T’was blind but now I see
T’was 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
We have already come.
T’was grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home,
And grace will lead us home
Amazing grace, Howe Sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
T’was blind but now I see
Was blind, but now I see.

My parents liked Kamahl’s singing:

Daily prompt: Glorious

4 Comments Add yours

  1. delphini510 says:

    Thank you Alan Grace for putting on this beautiful recording with Judy Collins singing Amazing Grace.
    This is exactly the recording that we used at my father’s funeral and it released a lot of pain for many of us.
    It was one of his favourite songs and he told me the story of who wrote it and why. He told it many more times after.

    It is one of the most loved songs and as it was born from darkness that turned to light it was to him the more beautiful.


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    1. AlanGraceNZ says:

      I am glad you used this recording at your father’s funeral and you/him appreciated it so much Miriam. Look for the light.

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  2. AlanGraceNZ says:

    Reblogged this on Alan's Ark and commented:



  3. Michael says:

    Well if didn’t know that about the history behind the man behind the song . nice 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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