Reply. American Grace was released in 2014 by opera singer, Charity Tillemann-Dick and accompanied by Joela Jones and Richard Weiss, principal pianist and cellist at the Cleveland Orchestra. guest • 7 months ago. A 12-year-old ukulele player gets the golden buzzer when she takes a risk and performs an original tune, "I Don't Know My Name." Post. The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates, and the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ironically, this stirring song, closely associated with the African American community, was written by a former enslaver, John Newton. A Mighty Fortress is Our God ( Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott) Reply. The song was written by a former enslaver. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for American Grace - Charity Tillemann-Dick, Joela Jones, Richard Weiss on AllMusic - 2014 “Amazing Grace” is a hymn that’s recognizable to almost every American, regardless of religious background. American Gangster (2007) Official Trailer. What is the classical "royal-sounding" music played when Frank sits down with his family for Thanksgiving ? Comments. In 1725, Newton was born in Wapping, a district in London near the Thames.His father was a shipping merchant who was brought up as a Catholic but had Protestant sympathies, and his mother was a devout Independent, unaffiliated with the Anglican Church. According to the Dictionary of American Hymnology, "Amazing Grace" is John Newton's spiritual autobiography in verse.. guest • 9 months ago. The two never met. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for American Grace - Eric Hofbauer on AllMusic - 2012 “Amazing Grace” is a hymn that’s recognizable to almost every American, regardless of religious background. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey. "America the Beautiful" is an American patriotic song.