Faith's Review and Expectations - How Sweet The Sound - New Britain
This score presents the hymn Amazing Grace in a four-voice arrangement for Choir SATB.
This sheet music contains the complete lyrics in English (7 verses).
The song Amazing Grace is a beautiful and peaceful Christian hymn about wonder and gratefulness.
The melody is pentatonic and suggests a bagpipe tune.
The lyrics were written in 1772 by John Newton, a former slave trader who had converted to Christianity.
The hymn is about divine grace; it is based on 1 Chronicles 17:16-17, a prayer of King David in which he marvels at God's choosing him and his house.
It is believed that Newton wrote this hymn for his 1773 New Year's Day sermon; he then entitled the piece Faith's Review and Expectations.
This hymn conveys a powerful message and bears strong references to human rights and freedom.
Words : Verses 1-6 : John Newton (1725-1807), Olney Hymns. London: W. Oliver, 1779, Book I, no. 41.
Verse 7 : Attributed to John P. Rees (1828-1900), but probably from an earlier unknown author.
Melody : Traditional, New Britain, in The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion, compiled by William Walker, 1835.
Arrangement for four voices by Edwin Othello Excell (1851-1921), 1909.
Meter : 188.8.131.52
Duration : 00:47
Source : Anonymous, Hymns & Church Music.
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