Amazing Grace


John Newton was born born 185 years ago today. He was the captain of ship which carried slaves then underwent a conversion, became a minsiter and an abolitionist.

He wrote several hymns, the best known of which is Amazing Grace.

It was used as the title and theme song for the film about William Wilberforce’s efforts to abolish slavery. Newton is also portrayed in the film.

Amazing Grace


It’s English hymnist John Newton’s birthday which is a good excuse to feature his most famous hymn:

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