Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"Amazing Grace" by John Newton


Most of you know the story behind the song. It was written in the 1700's by John Newton, a former slave trader. This is a perfect example of a song taking on a life of its own. It has been sung, performed, written about, made into a movie and inspired so many people to thank God for this life we have been given.

I would have to say it is one of my favorite songs. I refer to it in a poem I wrote about my Dad. I sing it sometimes when I am driving or just doing nothing. I have heard so many versions of it and each one is wonderful. It was sung at my Dad's funeral and a bagpipe version was played at the cemetery. Each time I hear it I am filled with emotion, memories, happiness and gratitude.

A friend posted a link to an awesome version by a quartet that I had never heard of. Please click on the link and listen, I was not able to embed the video into my blog. It is truly "Amazing". You won't be disappointed.

"Amazing Grace" sung by II Divo

Peace to all,

Phil

2 comments:

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Excellent version, thanks for sharing. I already passed it on.

This is my second blog hymn listening experience today.

Hmmmm...evangelical past coming to haunt me? It is interesting how different those of us are that were brought up in such homes. All good, I think.

Phil Bennett said...

Yes, it is all good. It gave me an appreciation of God, family, spirituality and good morals.

My father was a preacher, but I turned out good anyway...haha

Thanks for reading,

Phil

My favorite Songwriter Joel Shewmake

Quote of the year...

“Be not the judges of men, but love your brothers and sisters, and find ways to reach out to them in common goals and aspirations. Where there is love in common, the divisions of creed will melt away and reveal the true nature of man’s eternal destiny -- one of unity in purpose, to be perfect as the Father is perfect."

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