On New Year’s Day 1773, John Newton preached from 1 Chronicles 17:16–17.
On New Year’s Day 1773, John Newton preached from 1 Chronicles 17:16–17. It was during this message that Newton introduced to his congregation a special song—arguably the most well-known hymn of all time—“Amazing Grace.”
In 2023, some two-hundred fifty years since “Amazing Grace” was first sung, the message of God’s grace is still powerfully ministering through this hymn to people all over the world. But why? Why has “Amazing Grace“ resonated within the hearts of so many since its writing?