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25th Oct '16 6:46:02 AM beergood
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* Creator/AlanMoore's novel ''Jerusalem'' contains an entire chapter about the song, how John Newton came to write it, and a former slave trying to come to terms with the fact that the most liberating song he knows was written by a slave trader.
22nd Sep '16 8:36:31 PM nombretomado
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Another fun fact: It uses the CommonMeter, which is, naturally, very common. As such the same lyrics can be sung to the tune of ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''GilligansIsland'', "Camp Town Races," "House of the Rising Sun," and "[[Disney/TheLionKing I Just Can't Wait to be King]]," along with many other songs.

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Another fun fact: It uses the CommonMeter, which is, naturally, very common. As such the same lyrics can be sung to the tune of ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''GilligansIsland'', ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/GilligansIsland'', "Camp Town Races," "House of the Rising Sun," and "[[Disney/TheLionKing I Just Can't Wait to be King]]," along with many other songs.
19th Sep '16 2:24:03 AM PaulA
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* At the end of Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality Being a Green Mother]]'', this [[ItMakesSenseInContext is sung at a wedding by the groom, Satan.]]

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* At the end of Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality Being a Green Mother]]'', ''Literature/BeingAGreenMother'', this [[ItMakesSenseInContext is sung at a wedding by the groom, to demonstrate his genuine love for his bride despite [[spoiler:the fact that he's Satan.]]



* BarackObama referred to the hymn during [[https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/26/remarks-president-eulogy-honorable-reverend-clementa-pinckney his eulogy for the fallen victims of the June 2015 Charleston Church shooting]]. He even tries [[https://youtu.be/IN05jVNBs64 singing the hymn]], with the rest of the attendees joining in.

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* BarackObama UsefulNotes/BarackObama referred to the hymn during [[https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/26/remarks-president-eulogy-honorable-reverend-clementa-pinckney his eulogy for the fallen victims of the June 2015 Charleston Church shooting]]. He even tries [[https://youtu.be/IN05jVNBs64 singing the hymn]], with the rest of the attendees joining in.
28th Aug '16 8:51:25 AM ThePocket
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** In ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', the Rosebud Splicer model sometimes sings the song to herself.
** A choral hymn in 8-6-8-6 meter greets you when you first walk into a church-with-a-capital-C? Must be "Amazing Grace"... [[SubvertedTrope wait, what's that]]? "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', you sly dog, you! You distracted me with all the [[SceneryPorn pretty shinies]] - I didn't even ''notice'' you were using trochees!

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** In ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', the Rosebud Splicer model sometimes sings the song to herself.
herself. Interestingly, she mainly sings the third verse ("The Lord has promised good to me", etc.) which is the one most commonly skipped over nowadays.
** A choral hymn in 8-6-8-6 meter greets you when you first walk into a church-with-a-capital-C? Must be "Amazing Grace"... [[SubvertedTrope wait, what's that]]? "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', you sly dog, you! You distracted me with all you![[note]]The tunes are nearly identical for the [[SceneryPorn pretty shinies]] - I didn't even ''notice'' you were using trochees!first couple of lines, aside from a difference in time signature.[[/note]]
21st Aug '16 9:42:01 AM nombretomado
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* In issue #6 of ''TheDreamer", Alan sings Amazing Grace.

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* In issue #6 of ''TheDreamer", ''Webcomic/TheDreamer", Alan sings Amazing Grace.
2nd Aug '16 12:24:12 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheBloodOfJesus'' it's sung at Martha's baptism. One of several hymns sung during the film.
11th Jun '16 10:54:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* At the end of Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[IncarnationsOfImmortality Being a Green Mother]]'', this [[ItMakesSenseInContext is sung at a wedding by the groom, Satan.]]

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* At the end of Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[IncarnationsOfImmortality ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality Being a Green Mother]]'', this [[ItMakesSenseInContext is sung at a wedding by the groom, Satan.]]
7th Jun '16 8:47:24 AM wittylibrarian
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* A lone bagpiper will show up for many a funeral for police, firefighter, or public servant who dies in the line of duty. And "Amazing Grace" ''will'' play.
* BarackObama referred to the hymn during [[https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/26/remarks-president-eulogy-honorable-reverend-clementa-pinckney his eulogy for the fallen victims of the June 2015 Charleston Church shooting]]. He even tries [[https://youtu.be/IN05jVNBs64 singing the hymn]], with the rest of the attendees joining in.
11th May '16 6:52:08 AM Piando
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Another fun fact: It uses the CommonMeter, which is, naturally, very common. As such the same lyrics can be sung to the tune of ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''GilligansIsland'', "Camp Town Races," "House of the Rising Sun," and "[[Film/TheLionKing I Just Can't Wait to be King]]," along with many other songs.

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Another fun fact: It uses the CommonMeter, which is, naturally, very common. As such the same lyrics can be sung to the tune of ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''GilligansIsland'', "Camp Town Races," "House of the Rising Sun," and "[[Film/TheLionKing "[[Disney/TheLionKing I Just Can't Wait to be King]]," along with many other songs.



* Not sung, but quoted in Chapter 7 of ''BrokenSaints'', when Raimi is going crazy due to a constant stream of lucid dreaming.

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* Not sung, but quoted in Chapter 7 of ''BrokenSaints'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', when Raimi is going crazy due to a constant stream of lucid dreaming.



* Aversion: ''CloneHigh'' substitutes Music/FranzSchubert's ''Ellens dritter Gesang'' (a.k.a. "Ave Maria"). It turns out that Genghis Khan is an amazing tenor.

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* Aversion: ''CloneHigh'' ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' substitutes Music/FranzSchubert's ''Ellens dritter Gesang'' (a.k.a. "Ave Maria"). It turns out that Genghis Khan is an amazing tenor.
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