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Changing
the world

A couple of years ago my husband began writing a diary on the Daily Kos website titled "Music That Changed the World." This was a huge undertaking and required considerable research. The diary was interactive and allowed others to contribute their opinions and ideas about that day's postings.

Many of them also suggested songs, writers and performers they believed to have made a contribution. As the topic suggests, the music must have had a significant impact on its listeners. "Amazing Grace" was one of those songs that changed the world according to one of his articles.

Wikipedia supports his stand with the following, "Written by John Newton in 1772 "Amazing Grace" has become the most translated gospel song of all time. It has since become an anthem for many activists on both religious and non-religious platforms."
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