by Donovan Klotzbeacher

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Amazing Grace “Amazing Grace” is probably the most beloved hymn of the last two centuries. The author was John Newton, who was a former slave trader. He eventually renounced his former slaving profession by publishing a blazing pamphlet called “Thoughts Upon the Slave Trade.” The tract described the horrific conditions on slave ships and Newton apologized for making a public statement so many years after participating in the trade: “It will always be a subject of humiliating reflection to me, that I was once an active instrument in a business at which my heart now shudders.” He became an Anglican priest and wrote 280 hymns. His words to "Amazing Grace" were written in 1772.

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“Amazing Grace” is probably the most beloved hymn of the last two centuries. The author was John Newton, who was a former slave trader. He eventually renounced his former slaving profession by publishing a blazing pamphlet called “Thoughts Upon the Slave Trade.” The tract described the horrific conditions on slave ships and Newton apologized for making a public statement so many years after participating in the trade: “It will always be a subject of humiliating reflection to me, that I was once an active instrument in a business at which my heart now shudders.” He became an Anglican priest and wrote 280 hymns. His words to "Amazing Grace" were written in 1772.
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Donovan Klotzbeacher  3 years ago
 
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