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Many Americans might think that the hymn "Amazing Grace" was written in the United States, but in fact it was penned in 1779 in England. The song is without a doubt one of the best-known hymns in the United States, and this lovely site, created by the Library of Congress's Performing Arts Digital Library, explores the history behind this song. Visitors should definitely start by looking at the "About 'Amazing Grace'" area, which includes an illustrated timeline of the song, along with a piece on the creation of the song and an essay on the history of sound recordings of the number. After all of that, visitors should make their way to the digital collections area, where they can view scores of the work and then they may wish to listen to a number of recordings of the work by such artists as Johnny Cash, the Soul Stirrers, Chet Atkins, and Skeeter Davis.
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Scout Publication
Date of Scout Publication 2007-06-22
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2007/scout-070622#2

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