Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

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Author (Stanzas): John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Author (Refrain): Chris Tomlin

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Author (Refrain): Louie Giglio

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Text Information

First Line: Amazing grace! how sweet the sound
Title: Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Author (Stanzas): John Newton
Author (Refrain): Chris Tomlin
Author (Refrain): Louie Giglio
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My chains are gone, I've been set free
Publication Date: 2011
Copyright: Refrain © 2006 Songs/sixteps Music (ASCAP), Vamos Publishing (ASCAP), admin at EMICMG Publishing.dom



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