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Voicing/Instrumentation: Piano Solo, Vocal Solo


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More about Bruce T. Forbes:
Mostly self-taught writer/poet/hymnist; I have lived around the world as a missionary and military man; am now settled in the Northwest USA and attempting to plant roots; I have served much of my adult life as a children's teacher and music leader at church.
Song background:

No, I did not write this, but Latter-day Saints have a hard enough time finding good copies of it, that here you go.

John Newton, the original author, only wrote verses 1-6. Verse 7 originated in the United States as early as 1829 as the last stan­za of a completely different hymn and by an unknown author.

In 1852 "Amazing Grace" was used in the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and it included this seventh verse as part of this hymn.  Americans have sung it as part of "Amazing Grace" ever since. I hope John Newton will forgive us. 

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