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Amazing grace

Postby colonel snow » Sun May 05, 2019 3:08 pm

The original version was recorded with the title "New Britain" in july 1922 by Original Sacred Harp Choir (Brunswick 5150).

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Re: Amazing grace

Postby colonel snow » Sun May 05, 2019 3:11 pm

Other recordings:
23-09-25 - The Wisdom Sisters (Columbia unreleased);
23-04-26 - The Wisdom Sisters (Columbia 15093 D);
22-05-58 - Blackwood Brothers Qt (LP).

A lot of recordings in the 20's were sermons with singing.


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Re: Amazing grace

Postby Suspicious Minds » Wed May 08, 2019 12:22 am

The lyrics of ‘Amazing Grace’ were written by the English poet and Anglican clergyman (and former slave trader) John Newton (1725–1807) to illustrate a sermon on New Year's Day of 1773. It debuted in print in 1779 in Newton and Cowper's Olney Hymns.

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‘Amazing Grace’ became popular in the US, 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".

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Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

John Newton, Olney Hymns, 1779.

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‘The Real Story Behind Amazing Grace’
https://www.google.be/amp/s/www.biograp ... ohn-newton
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Re: Amazing grace

Postby Colin B » Wed May 08, 2019 6:23 am

I've always quite liked this song, but never really understood the words.

Who is this 'Grace' & what's 'Amazing' about her ?
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Re: Amazing grace

Postby Suspicious Minds » Wed May 08, 2019 3:10 pm

Colin B wrote:I've always quite liked this song, but never really understood the words.

Who is this 'Grace' & what's 'Amazing' about her ?

It’s about the amazing Grace Kelly.

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Newton wrote it after his spiritual conversion. He was a notorious blasphemer, but he turned to religion after having survived a life threatening storm at sea. Only God's amazing grace could and would take a rude, profane, slave-trading sailor and transform him into a child of God. So the story goes.

The original title of ‘Amazing Grace’ was ‘Faith's Review and Expectation’ - see the snapshot from Olney Hymns - but the song became known by its opening phrase.
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Re: Amazing grace

Postby Colin B » Wed May 08, 2019 3:20 pm

Suspicious Minds wrote:Newton wrote it after his spiritual conversion.
He was a notorious blasphemer, but he turned to religion after having survived a life threatening storm at sea.
Only God's amazing grace could and would take a rude, profane, slave-trading sailor and transform him into a child of God. So the story goes....


So he thought that god saved him from the storm ?

Who did he think sent the storm in the first place ?
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Re: Amazing grace

Postby Suspicious Minds » Wed May 08, 2019 3:30 pm

Colin B wrote:
Suspicious Minds wrote:Newton wrote it after his spiritual conversion.
He was a notorious blasphemer, but he turned to religion after having survived a life threatening storm at sea.
Only God's amazing grace could and would take a rude, profane, slave-trading sailor and transform him into a child of God. So the story goes....


So he thought that god saved him from the storm ?

Who did he think sent the storm in the first place ?

That was Mother Nature, Colin.
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Re: Amazing grace

Postby Colin B » Wed May 08, 2019 3:35 pm

Suspicious Minds wrote:Newton wrote it after his spiritual conversion.
He was a notorious blasphemer, but he turned to religion after having survived a life threatening storm at sea.
Only God's amazing grace could and would take a rude, profane, slave-trading sailor and transform him into a child of God. So the story goes....
Colin B wrote:So he thought that god saved him from the storm ?
Who did he think sent the storm in the first place ?
Suspicious Minds wrote:That was Mother Nature, Colin.


So, it must have been she who 'saved' him too !

Just think, we could have wound up with the song 'Amazing Mother'
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Re: Amazing grace

Postby Hard Rocker » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:17 am

Newton began writing it in Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

https://www.irishcentral.com/news/lough ... -237781741

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Re: Amazing grace

Postby colonel snow » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:31 am

More information about the history of the song can be found here:

http://jopiepopie.blogspot.com/search/l ... %281900%29


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