We sang this song in church last Sunday. It’s a new version (a better one in my opinion) of a very old hymn. The original song had captured my heart ever since I was a child, though I did not grasp the meaning then. How different it is now when I sing it with understanding and conviction. Every word carries with it such deep meaning and significance.

Originally written by John Newton between 1760-1770, rearranged and performed by Chris Tomlin for the motion picture, Amazing Grace (2006), a powerful flim based on the life story of antislavery pioneer, William Wilberforce.