Amazing Grace Film Inspires Prayer Day for End of Slavery

Published: 2007-02-16
Featured on the soundtrack, Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace, and written by 2006 two-GRAMMY nominee and the Gospel Music Association's Artist of the Year, Chris Tomlin, "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" will be sung on Amazing Grace Sunday February 18. Over 3,600 North American churches from all 50 states and 10 provinces have already signed up to sing "Amazing Grace" and pray for the end of slavery as an estimated 27 million men, women, and children are still enslaved around the globe today. Those in the United Kingdom are joining together for Amazing Grace Sunday March 25.

"I wanted to keep the hymn exactly the way it was, as much as I could, with the heart of what I feel like John Newton was writing," reflects Tomlin on the new adaptation that is also featured on his acclaimed, best selling album, See The Morning. "Him coming at this slavery issue really spurred the thoughts and the words "My chains are gone/ I've been set free/ My God, my Savior has ransomed me."

Those interested in participating in Amazing Grace Sunday this weekend can download sheet music and a moving visual/lyrical history of the song "Amazing Grace", a song that inspires hope, even during tragic times in history: It was sung by both sides of the civil war, on the day Dr. Martin Luther King shared his dream, when the Berlin wall came down, on September 11 and when the saints marched back into the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina.

Here is the sheet music and lyrics for Chris Tomlin's version of "Amazing Grace":

and the visual/lyrical history set to the song:

For more information on the film, please visit which is set to open in theatres on February 23.

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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