Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Amazing Grace: Rhema Marvanne
“Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world” ~ Maria Montessori ~
"Amazing Grace" is one of the most recognizable hymns ever written. Widely sung by many denominations worldwide, it has been recorded countless times by numerous artists.
The text of “Amazing Grace” was written by John Newton, an English Anglican clergyman and poet, and was originally created to be part of a New Year’s Day sermon in 1773.
It wasn’t until 1835 however, that “Amazing Grace” was paired with a tune named “New Britain,” and the rest became history.
This afternoon I discovered, what I believe to be, an extraordinary performance of the hymn by a 7-year old motherless child. I was not only astounded by her prodigious talent and her own amazing grace, but upon hearing her life story, I was taken by her courage and continuing generosity of spirit.
Her singing is a way to remember and honor the mother she lost from ovarian cancer in 2008.
Recently, she was featured on the Maury Povich Show in a segment titled, "Most Talented Kids 2010."
The video below is part of her YouTube channel.
The child’s name is Rhema Marvanne, and at age seven she is already transforming the world.