Well friends today is Amazing!
I first took cardstock and added colonial writing.
Then I put the cardstock back in my printer,
and added the letters.
This hymn Amazing Grace was published
by an Anglican clergyman named
John Newton in 1779.
He wrote the words based on his
own personal experiences.
The colonists were very religious and spent
most of Christmas Day listening
to sermons and singing psalms.
Communities held services in their meeting house.
If you lived outside of the community,
church services were held at home.
Other Christmas songs
from the colonial days were:
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen (1760)
Rest you merry was a saying that meant
rest assured happily citing the birth of Christ.
Oh Come All Ye Faithful (1751)
This song was originally written in Latin.
The Twelve Days Of Christmas (1780)
Published in a children's book
called Mirth Without Mischief.
Joy To The World (1719)
Interprets Christ as the king of the church
and king of the world.
Are any of these songs a favorite of yours?
If not, what is your favorite?
Amazing Grace was my dad's favorite.
That is why I chose this one once I knew
it was written in colonial times.
Amazing Grace Blessings To All!