Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Author (Stanzas): John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

Author (Refrain): Chris Tomlin

Christopher Dwayne "Chris" Tomlin (born May 4, 1972) is an American contemporary Christian music (CCM) artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States. He is a former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI's sixstepsrecords. Tomlin leads worship at many Passion events. Some of his most well-known songs are "How Great Is Our God," "Jesus Messiah," "Amazing Grace" (My Chains Are Gone), and "Our God," which he co-wrote with Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, and Jonas Myrin. He is currently a worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, with Louie Giglio, Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, and Brett Younker. He was awarded Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2006, 2007 (along wi… Go to person page >

Author (Refrain): Louie Giglio

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Text Information

First Line: Amazing grace! how sweet the sound
Title: Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Author (Stanzas): John Newton
Author (Refrain): Chris Tomlin
Author (Refrain): Louie Giglio
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My chains are gone, I've been set free
Publication Date: 2011
Copyright: Refrain © 2006 Songs/sixteps Music (ASCAP), Vamos Publishing (ASCAP), admin at EMICMG Publishing.dom



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