Amazing Grace - 5 Hymns That Changed the World
InAmazing Grace, you'll discover the story behind the treasured hymns that have touched the lives of millions. They were forged in the real life crucibles of tragedy, pain, and overwhelming joy.
This DVD features the complete story of howJohn Newton, a slave ship captain and self-proclaimed "wretch," was inspired to writeAmazing Grace. He devotes his life to God and becomes an ordained minister. It is all here, the amazing story ofAmazing Grace.
Also included are the stories behind these four hymns:
- It Is Well With My Soul- Horatio Spafford, a man blessed beyond measure, is rocked by a succession of personal tragedies. Sorrow becomes hope as he pens one of the most profound expressions of faith ever recorded.
- Silent Night- Austrian parish priestJoseph Mohr'spoem, the only song he ever wrote, and schoolteacherFranz Gruber'ssimple and haunting music, capture the beauty and wonder of the birth of Christ in the carol that took on a life of its own.
- How Great Thou Art- The beauty and power of a thunderstorm inspired Swedish ministerCarl Bobergto write a poem that over the years will be translated and transformed into what is perhaps the world's most beloved hymn of worship.
- What A Friend We Have In Jesus- A poem Joseph Scriven wrote to his ailing mother is set to music and becomes one of the world's greatest hymns, and the legacy of a man who dedicated his life to helping the sick and poor.
Soloists and choirs perform each of these hymns -Silent Nightfeatures theVienna Boys Choir.