He was the author of many hymns, including 
"Amazing Grace" and 
"Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken." 

(24 July 1725 – 21 December 1807) 
was a British sailor and Anglican clergyman. 
Starting his career at sea, at a young age, 
he became involved with the slave trade 
for a few years, and was himself enslaved for a period. 
After experiencing a religious conversion
he became a minister, hymn-writer, 
and later a prominent supporter 
of the abolition of slavery
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