Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

The Story of the Hymn

Book - 1997
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Random House, Inc.
Amazing Grace! (How sweet the sound!)

The hymn’s composer, John Newton, led a successful life as a seafaring trader, sailing from Liverpool to Africa and on to Antigua. His cargo was a lucrative one, for he traded in human beings. It was the height of the slave trade, and he made his terrible journey many times. But one night a storm raged. His ship was almost lost. He prayed that if only salvation would come to “a wretch like me,” he would leave the slave trade and work towards its abolition.

That night was a turning point in Newton’s life. He became an ardent abolitionist and a Methodist minister. But his greatest legacy is “Amazing Grace.”

This unique book is an excellent introduction to the history of slavery and also contains the original text of the hymn, music, and map endpapers.

Baker & Taylor
Describes the events of the life of John Newton as a captain aboard a slave trade vessel and later as a clergyman that led to his writing the well-loved hymn, "Amazing Grace."

& Taylor

Recounts the origins of the popular hymn in the life and experiences of John Newton, who went from captain of a slave ship to clergyman and opponent of slavery

Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c1997
ISBN: 9780887763892
Characteristics: [30] p. : ill., music ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Janet 1962-
Alternative Title: Amazing grace


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