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Amazing Grace
« on: November 20, 2008, 02:19:13 PM »
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  • I was talking to a fellow parishioner last weekend and Amazing Grace came up. It was suggested that this hymn was written specifically against Catholicism. I tried to find something supporting this online, but most accounts attribute it solely as a conversion story of John Newton. Yes, he was converting to Christianity via Anglicanism, but I didn't find anything suggesting it was intentionally anti-Catholic.

    Has anyone heard of this to be a specifically anti-Catholic hymn? Of course, it doesn't sound Catholic even if it technically can be reconciled with the Faith. I was just wondering if this is a typical wishy-washy Prot hymn or something more serious/malicious than that.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

     

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