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Why Grace Is So Amazing

Dannah Gresh: Here's 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 …

About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …

About the Host

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh is the co-host of Revive Our Hearts podcast and the founder of True Girl, a ministry dedicated to providing tools to help moms and grandmas disciple their 7–12-year-old girls. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including a Bible … read more …