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not be a religious man myself but I know good music when I hear it, and this is very
good! . . . I dont think that I have ever given such high
ratings to so many songs before. But
the fact is that they are well deserved because the
music is amazing. Simply wonderful religious ballads and they
really get to your heart. . .everytime."
Fredrik Cole: Trax In Space
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind but now I see.
Twas grace that taught my heart
to fear, and grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils, and
snares, I have already come;
Tis grace hath brought me safe
thus far, and grace will lead me home.
When weve been there ten
thousand years, bright shining as the sun,
Weve no less days to sing
Gods praise than when we first begun.
Arrangement Copyright © 2000 Don Wigton
Vanessas inspiring voice savors this classic as only she
can! Her heart-felt rendition over Dons
bluesy piano and B3 is emotionally-charged and deep.
It is an absolute must!
"So the Wigtune Company did it
again! Another wonderful song with beautiful harmonies and not to mention the vocals which
adds something truly amazing to this piece. Download it if you havent done so
earlier." Fredrik Cole: Trax In Space
Nobody despised the gospel more than
the slave trader John Newton. However, God
touched Him with His grace and Newton not
only turned his life from sin to God, but became a powerful preacher in early America. It is no wonder, therefore, that he penned one of
the favorite praise songs of all time. Newtons
tombstone (penned by himself) tells it all: John Newton, clerk, once and infidel and
Libertine, a servant of slavers in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had so
long labored to destroy.
Even though his health failed and his
memory deteriorated at the age of 82, Newton declared, My memory is nearly gone, but
I remember two great things: that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great
This version of Amazing Grace features
an incredible vocal solo by Vanessa. It is a
Amazing Grace has always been my favorite hymn. During my college years the mens chorus that I was in performed a version of that song that tore me apart. I was not walking with God at that time, but the words and vocal arrangement ripped right into my soul. That experience had a lot to do with my turnabout towards God.
Since that time I have been wanting to create an arrangement to the hymn. However, the opportunity just never came up. Therefore, when we began collecting song ideas for Vanessas first solo album, Amazing Grace immediately came up. As you may be aware, this hymn has been put in every context imaginable. . . from pipe organ to country to bagpipe. When I asked Vanessa how she would like to perform it she asked for a laid-back blusey feel.
After recording the instrumental tracs I played them for her and she went bananas! It was just what she wanted. So we immediately took it to the studio to lay her vocal. The song was so perfect for her that she laid it in one cut. There are a lot of good versions of Amazing Grace out there. After hearing her sing it, I have become convinced that hers is right up there with the best.
is a subsidiary of Wigtune Company, formed as a service to the body of Christ. Our vision is to encourage scriptural worship in the Church by offering free praise music and hymns performed in a contemporary manner along with a free on-line worship study book for personal devotions, Bible study groups, Sunday schools, pastors, music ministers and ministry training. The worship study book lends theological and historical support to the use of traditional Christian hymn-singing in conjunction with praise chorus singing. Click on one of the links below to enter into the Wigtune resource that interests you !
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