Amazing Grace: Some Early Tunes
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In his Devotional Hymn and Tune Book, 1864, William Bradbury set "Amazing Grace" to this triple-meter tune that is most certainly of campmeeting origins with the ubiquitous "I'm bound for the promised land" chorus that could be appended to any common- meter text.

The popular Plymouth Collection compiled under the eye of Henry Ward Beecher also links "Amazing Grace" with another obvious
campmeeting tune in triple meter (with the chorus "O that will be joyful.") and calls it AMAZING GRACE. The same tune with a different common meter text but the same chorus appears in Harmonia Sacra (1869) and is called PARTING HYMN.

 
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