One of the interesting observations from last week’s U2 concert was that, as Bono sang the song “Amazing Grace,” very few people around me seemed like they knew the song. They knew all the U2 stuff by heart, but they didn’t know this famous hymn. It struck me that this was another indication that our culture is much more post-Christian that many churches or Christians would like to think. Christians are foolish to assume that people know things that we might take for granted or think, “everybody knows that.”
Anyway, I’ve always loved this video about “Amazing Grace” and the story of how John Newton developed the music to his much-loved hymn.