Celtic Woman Sings "Amazing Grace"

Celtic Woman Sings "Amazing Grace"

Celtic Woman is an all-female Irish music ensemble. The four talented women with angelic voices sing in perfect harmony in this performance of the well known hymn, "Amazing Grace." The words praise God for the incredible and undeserved gift of grace that He freely gives. The stage opens with just Lisa Kelly, before she is slowly joined by Órla Fallon, Chloë Agnew, and Méav Ní Mhaolchatha. Their performance is made magical by the accompanying bagpipes, drummers, and choir. The hymn was written in 1772 by poet and clergyman John Newton, who converted to Christianity after surviving a storm at sea.  

"As he found redemption in the grace of God after nearly dying at sea, Newton meant the lyrics of “Amazing Grace” quite literally as a testimonial of the restoring power of God’s love. The hymn’s meaning and theme illustrate that even when we are lost we can be found by grace. Grace is described as having various benevolent purposes including redeemer, protector, guide and joy-bringer. This hymn is a great expression of the redemption and salvation available in God for this life and after." - Crosswalk article "Everything You Should Know about John Newton's "Amazing Grace." 

Lyrics 

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

Celtic Woman Sings Amazing Grace, and It's Simply Amazing! from celtic-woman on GodTube.

Photo credit: ©Leighton Smith


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