Most of us know the history behind the beautiful hymn Amazing Grace and as a result we sing it with a passion based upon our knowledge of the conversion story of its author John Newton. Few of us know the history, however, of most of the other songs we sing and while it isn’t important to know that history, sometimes it can make the song very special. I guarantee that after listening to the explanation behind the song in the accompanying clip you will never sing it the same.

* For related stories go to Nine-o’clock Club/Prayer for Persecuted Christians