Broadway Production 2015
Amazing Grace the Musical - Prologue

"Prologue" performed by Chuck Cooper (Pakuteh (Thomas)).

PAKUTEH: (spoken)
There are moments when the waves of history converge,
when the transformation of one man can change the world.
With his hands, John Newton enslaved thousands.
But with his words, he helped to free millions.
You have heard his song, though you may not have known it was his.
How could something so beautiful come from someone so wretched.
I will tell you, because I was there and it is a story that must be told.

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