See and Hear the Moving Stories Behind Five of Our Most Beloved Hymns
Amazing Grace DVD
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• Number of Disc's: 1
• Format: Region 1, Color, NTSC
• Running Time: 60 minutes • UPC: 033937033704
In Amazing Grace, you'll discover the story behind the treasured hymns that have touched the lives of millions. They were forged in the real life crucibles of tragedy, pain, and overwhelming joy.
This DVD features the complete story of how John Newton, a slave ship captain and self-proclaimed "wretch," was inspired to write Amazing Grace. He devotes his life to God and becomes an ordained minister. It is all here, the amazing story of Amazing Grace.
Also included are the stories behind these four hymns:
It Is Well With My Soul - Horatio Spafford, a man blessed beyond measure, is rocked by a succession of personal tragedies. Sorrow becomes hope as he pens one of the most profound expressions of faith ever recorded.
Silent Night - Austrian parish priest Joseph Mohr's poem, the only song he ever wrote, and schoolteacher Franz Gruber's simple and haunting music, capture the beauty and wonder of the birth of Christ in the carol that took on a life of its own.
How Great Thou Art - The beauty and power of a thunderstorm inspired Swedish minister Carl Boberg to write a poem that over the years will be translated and transformed into what is perhaps the world's most beloved hymn of worship.
What A Friend We Have In Jesus - A poem Joseph Scriven wrote to his ailing mother is set to music and becomes one of the world's greatest hymns, and the legacy of a man who dedicated his life to helping the sick and poor.
Soloists and choirs perform each of these hymns; Silent Night features the Vienna Boys Choir.
"This is a wonderful DVD for several reasons. The scenery showing the wonders of God's creation is beautiful. And, the stories behind the writing of the hymns are uplifting. If we imperfect humans can produce sounds like this, one can only imagine what it must be like in Heaven!"
(V. G. - VA)
"Beautiful! Inspiring! This precious DVD has lifted my spirits when they've been down. With great cinematography and sound, we can learn how the greatest hymns of the faith were sometimes born out of faith-testing trials and tragedies. This one is a real keeper. Makes an excellent gift for almost any occasion."
(S. J. - CA)
"They sing like angels! Every time I hear the Vienna Boys Choir sing it takes me back when I was a young boy who sang in a choir, but I don't think I was ever as good as these boys are/were. With every selection they sing, you know that they have practiced it to the point of perfection, and this DVD is no exception. I'm sure that anyone who enjoys the treble voice of a boy and who also enjoys the Vienna Boys Choir, will enjoy this DVD."
(S. M. - MA)
"Fantastic DVD! Well written, excellent cinematography, beautiful music, emotionally moving stories of five hymns that changed to world."
(K. H. - UT)