Amazing Grace: The Story Behind the Song

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Millbrook Press, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
An illustrated history of how "Amazing Grace" became one of the most popular hymns of all time tells how its author, John Newton, was a British slave trader who became a minister and spent his latter years speaking out against slavery.

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AMAZING GRACE: The Story Behind the Song

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The popular hymn whose origins are recounted here is not a folk song, but was written by an English minister who distilled his own grim experiences to pen these compellingly consoling verses. Son of a ... Read full review


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