John Newton, a slave trader-turned-minister, penned the hymn 'Amazing Grace.' in the late 1700's. Amazing Grace is a song about salvation, composed by a pious and reformed man.
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace that fear relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds
And drives away his fear.
Must Jesus bear the cross alone
And all the world go free
No, there's a cross for everyone
And there's a cross for me.
When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun
Amazing Grace has been made as a major motion picture and was released in the winter of 2007.