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Amazing Grace

February 9, 2014

The beautiful hymn that many of us know and love was written by John Newton in the year 1779.
It is really the story of his life. He was in the British Navy and fell into a life of sin. At one point even contemplated suicide.
His life went on, however, and he faced many trials and storms both in his life and on the seas.
One night in 1778, a huge storm battered the ship and all the sailors thought it was the end.
John cried out to God that night and God saved him.
He became a great preacher, evangelist and song writer.
It IS AMAZING that this hymn has survived all these years and still has power to move the hearts of men and women today.

Ephesians 1:7
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;