“Amazing Grace” is a hymn that’s recognizable to almost every American, regardless of religious background. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for American Grace - Eric Hofbauer on AllMusic - 2012 American Gangster (2007) Official Trailer. The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates, and the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. "America the Beautiful" is an American patriotic song. According to the Dictionary of American Hymnology, "Amazing Grace" is John Newton's spiritual autobiography in verse.. A 12-year-old ukulele player gets the golden buzzer when she takes a risk and performs an original tune, "I Don't Know My Name." Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey. What is the classical "royal-sounding" music played when Frank sits down with his family for Thanksgiving ? Post. Comments. A Mighty Fortress is Our God ( Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott) Reply. Reply. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for American Grace - Charity Tillemann-Dick, Joela Jones, Richard Weiss on AllMusic - 2014 guest • 9 months ago. In 1725, Newton was born in Wapping, a district in London near the Thames.His father was a shipping merchant who was brought up as a Catholic but had Protestant sympathies, and his mother was a devout Independent, unaffiliated with the Anglican Church. American Grace was released in 2014 by opera singer, Charity Tillemann-Dick and accompanied by Joela Jones and Richard Weiss, principal pianist and cellist at the Cleveland Orchestra. The two never met. Ironically, this stirring song, closely associated with the African American community, was written by a former enslaver, John Newton. “Amazing Grace” is a hymn that’s recognizable to almost every American, regardless of religious background. guest • 7 months ago. The song was written by a former enslaver.