The Story Behind Amazing Grace by Wintley Phipps
Watch the amazing video of the history of Amazing Grace. Wintley Phipps at Carnegie Hall tells and sings the story behind the creation of Amazing Grace. Did you know that Amazing Grace is set to the tune of a West African Sorrow Chant? Watch it all, but don’t miss starting at 5:40 when he hums/moans/sings it as Newton likely first heard it coming up from the belly of the slave ship.