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John Newton, the renowned converted slave-trader who authored "Amazing Grace," likewise wrote this little-known hymn. It expresses the centrality that communion with Christ to the Christian"s joy. I flourished up singing this song, but it was years prior to the lyrics hit home. Read, meditate, and be relocated to seek Christ together your all.

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Posted byBrian G. HedgesonThursday, June 14, 2007
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Anonymoussaid...

THIS track WAS A favorite OF my GRANDFATHER, A BAPTIST PREACHER. HE has BEEN GONE residence TO sky A lot of YEARS, but I have the right to STILL HEAR the BEAUTIFUL VOICE to sing THIS SONG. I continue TO sing THIS. IT take it ME A the majority of YEARS TO know THE LYRICS. THEY constantly SEEMED so SAD, yet I NOW understand THEM. May GOD BLESS THIS NATION. AMEN

12:49 AM

Anonymoussaid...

I never ever remenber mine grandmother without remenbering this song I can hear her currently so clearly on she porch at 5 am in the morning back in Liberia, west africa the is humbling to understand that life is nogthing with out God.

10:15 AM
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snossgsaid...

This to be my grandmother"s favourite song. She wanted it sung at her funeral so as soon as I to be leaving my residence after recognize out around her death, I stop turned around and got my broadman hymnal, it to be on web page 24. Once I arrived home, my Dad to be upset due to the fact that they might not uncover the song. The cried when I proved him I had it v me. This was back in 1974. Recently I had actually lunch v my 2 sisters, a brand-new tradition us started. As soon as I saw my automobile this singing was playing on BBN. Her means of letting us understand she was glad her granddaughters were acquiring together. Say thanks to you God because that your countless many blessings and also for reminding us you really room with us.

8:31 PM

Anonymoussaid...

This to be my Grandfather's favourite hymn together well. My,my. That would always cry together he sang it, and also so because he cried, i cried. I couldn't sing it at his funeral, since every time i tried to practice it, ns cried. I now know what the tears were for, and also it renders me proud the this was his favorite. That is a beautiful tune and it makes the words even much more poignant. Many thanks for posting it.

7:28 PM
Anonymoussaid...

Thanks because that posting this one of John Newton's lesser recognized hymns. The still has actually a powerful message, together you indicate. Today in 1748, is the day of the violent storm at sea that caused the old reprobate slaver to start to take into consideration his lost condition and also turn to the Lord.If you gain reading about our hymns and their authors, ns invite you to examine out my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns.

10:08 AM
Anonymoussaid...

I also remember this singing from my childhood and was delighted to find out that it to be President Lincoln's favorite hymn.

3:04 PM
sister of snossgsaid...

snossg is my sister...to proceed her story...about a year ago, my daughter, who is a violin performance significant at ASU in NC recently e-mailed mine sister and mea and others a contemporary version of this exorbitant hymn saying just how much she chosen it and also she wanted to share it through us....not discovering the link with her great grandmother...yes he is always with us.

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10:45 AM
Ronald K. McCraw, DO, PhDsaid...

I discovered it interesting that Anonymous composed that this to be his/her grandfather's favourite hymn and also that his/her grand was a Baptist preacher. It was slso my grandfather's favorite and also he was a Methodist minister and used to sing it to me when i to be a child virtually 60 year ago. Ns am currently teaching Ecclesiastes to my adult Sunday college class and also used the hymn to show what life is choose for those who never knew Christ (like Qohelet), or those for whom Christ appears (temporarily) distance, favor John Newton once he created this hymn. It is a pity this hymn is no in modern hymnals, presumably because it is somewhat dark and also depressing. Nevertheless, the teaches an essential fact: without Jesus life is indeed "tedious and tasteless."

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