Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779; tune "New Britain," 1835

"The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion" (1835) contained the earliest pairing of the words to "Amazing Grace" with the tune now associated with the hymn.

Walker, William. The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion: Containing a choice collection of tunes, hymns, psalms, odes, and anthems selected from the most eminent authors in the United States: Together with nearly one hundred new tunes. [W. Miller ..., United States, n.d., monographic, 1847] Notated Music. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.




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