Sunday, December 17, 2006

Amazing Grace

In February, 2007, the film Amazing Grace: The Story of William Wilberforce will be released. It is a great and true story of the campaign to abolish slavery in the British Empire, led by people like Wilberforce and John Newton, author of the hymn which is the title of the film. At the film's website, one of the links leads to the Olney Hymns, the hymnbook in which "Amazing Grace" was first published - all of the hymns in that book were written either by Newton or by the great poet and hymnwriter William Cowper.

Link to Amazing Grace: The Official Movie Website

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