Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases a video of United States President Barack Obama singing the Christian hymn "Amazing Grace" during his eulogy for South Carolina Senator and African Methodist Episcopal (AME) pastor Clementa Pinckney. Selected comments from that video's discussion thread are also featured in this post.
Reverend Pinckney was one of the nine African Americans who were murdered by a White racist during Bible study at Charleston, South Carolina's Mother Emanuel AME church. [June 17th, 2015.]
The summary for that video includes a hyperlink to the complete funeral service for Rev. Pinckney.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/06/video-full-text-of-president-obamas.html for a pancocojams post which showcases a video and the full text of the eulogy that President Obama gave for Reverend Pinckney.
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Rest In Peace, Rev. Pinckney and the other nine persons who were murdered. Thanks to President Obama for his eulogy, thanks to the composer of "Amazing Grace", thanks to all those quoted in this post, and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.
SHOWCASE VIDEO: President Obama sings Amazing Grace (C-SPAN)
C-SPAN, Published on Jun 26, 2015
President Obama sings Amazing Grace. Watch the complete funeral for South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney here: http://cs.pn/1GNNMzs
Selected comments from this video's discussion thread. All of these comments are from June 26, 2015.
"Obama was preaching up there, hallelujah"
"Watch Obama Lead A Powerful Rendition Of 'Amazing Grace' At Clementa Pinckney's Funeral
Wow, just wow, this made me cry. No words but joy. Amazing President Obama!"
"Obama is by far and away the coolest President we have ever had"
"Come on through, Rev. President!!! GLORY!!!"
"+Lekeathia Johnson Was that awesome, or what, when the pastors referred to him as "Reverend President"?!?!"
"This speech gave me life!!! "May God continue to shine his grace on the United States of America" ;-)"
"Sing it Mr. President! Lawd, ego doesn't exist with God."
"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see."
"I got chills. What a moving moment . Obama sings Amazing Grace joined by others as he gives his eulogy"
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