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Why Grace Is So Amazing

Leslie Basham: Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth brings us into a New Year’s Day story.

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: January 1, 1773 was a Friday, and a small congregation in a small village, about forty miles north of London, England, gathered for a New Year’s Day service.

During that service the pastor introduced a hymn that he had written especially for the occasion. The title that he gave it that day is not particularly memorable. He called it “Faith’s Review and Expectation” . . . anyone here familiar with that hymn? (laughter) Did you sing that in your church last Sunday?

Those lyrics have been preserved and have become what is—probably—the best-known hymn in the world. Today we know it by a different name, by its first line:

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 …

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.