Oxford Study Program

This past summer I had the priviledge of studying abroad through the Oxford Study Program in collaboration with SWBTS (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.)  I stayed at Regents Park College in Oxford, and traveled to London, Cambridge, and Edinburgh University in Scotland. One of the highlights of my trip was visiting a church in the little town of Olney, which was onced pastored by John Newton (1725-1807), the author of "Amazing Grace."

It was certainly a memorable experience to sing the words of this great hymn in the very place where its author had onced served, preached, and prayed.

Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
T'was blind but now I see
T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come.
T'was grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home,

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