On this date, April 29, 1764, John Newton is ordained as a minister. Before his conversion, He had been a slave trader. But God changed his life. He was the writer of what is probably my favorite song, “Amazing Grace.”

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.

Ordination of John Newton

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