This beloved hymn was originally written by John Newton. John wrote the hymn as a way of giving thanks to the Lord after He granted him new life.
As a sailor, John was known for his crude language and actions. But one day, John found himself caught in the middle of a terrible storm. After spending hours at the helm of the ship, John’s thoughts began to turn to God.
After surviving the weather, John started his life as a Christian and dedicated himself to serving our Father. The touching words of ‘Amazing Grace’ were inspired by this incredible most of self-revelation.
“Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
T’was blind but now I see”
Today, Andrea Bocelli and Alison Krauss are putting their own spin on this tune and it’s absolutely stunning. Both legendary artists have recorded individual rendition of this classic hymn, but this duet is beyond any comparison.
“T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed”
This special recording of ‘Amazing Grace’ is featured on Andrea’s latest album, Believe. When speaking about the album to Express.co.uk, Andrea said, “The concept behind Believe is based on three words: faith, hope and charity. These are the three theological virtues of Christianity, yet – quite independently of any religious belief – they are also the three extraordinary keys to giving meaning and completeness to the lives of every one of us.”
And there is no doubt that this duet embodies each of these virtues. What a performance!