You Don't have to be English or Scottish to love this !
What an Amazing performance!!
It was held at De Arena in Amsterdam, 2009 with Andre Rieu.
The JSO Bagpipe Band is indeed superb and up
until now I never knew women played the bagpipes.
People can be Irish on St Patties Day
Scottish another day, proud
Canadians, standing for Liberty and freedom
Amazing Grace was written by an English Clergy man John Newton in 1779.
It is a message
that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless
of the sins people commit and
that the soul can be
delivered from despair through the mercy of God.
Newton understood the meaning of Amazing Grace from personal experience
after he left the the Royal Navy and became involved in the slave trade.
His ship was battered by a tremendous storm which so frightened him,
he called out to God for Mercy.
It is here, God touched him and he
was spiritually converted into a man of God.
Amazing Grace has always been one of my favorite hymns.
The story is in this video
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