This is Exactly what I needed. A beautiful song, I love it even more when played on the bagpipe. A single piper does the first refrain then the whole massed pipers Black Watch and Highlanders join. I play it as part of my prep to officiate a football game. My Dad loved this song. It was his favorite. I had it played at his funeral when he passed on August 20th
The Story Behind Amazing Grace
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. 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.
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 others' reactions to what they took as his recalcitrant insubordination. He was pressed conscripted into service in the Royal Navy.
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! Considering that some estimates claim that the beloved spiritual is performed roughly 10 million times annually, it's no wonder. We tend to sing its words and reflect on them in terms of our own lives — grateful for God's grace — and understandably so. But knowing where the song came from allows us to appreciate it in a new and more profound way.