The Early Life of "Amazing Grace"
Essays decribing the creation, dissemination, and early sound recording of Amazing Grace. Also includes an article descibing "Shape Note Singing" and Amazing Grace.
1779 Olney Hymns in Three Books This hymnal contains the first printing of "Amazing Grace." The song is numbered "hymn 41" and begins at the bottom of page 53. Olney Hymns was written by the author of "Amazing Grace," John Newton, rector of a parish in Olney, England, and William Cowper, a poet and close friend of Newton's. The profits from the hymnal went ...