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"Amazing Grace" is perhaps the favorite hymn of the western world. It was written by John Newton to illustrate a New Year's sermon in 1773 and first published in 1777. Newton, who had abandoned any religious convictions as a young man and earned his living as a slave trader, was caught in a violent storm while piloting his ship and feared that he and all on board would perish. He cried out "Lord, have mercy on us!" He later felt that God had used the storm as an instrument of his grace to bring Newton back to Him.
The tune is "New Britain" first published with Newton's lyrics in The Southern Harmony, 1835.