A recording of President Barack Obama singing ‘Amazing Grace’ at the funeral of Rev. Clementa Pinckney (the pastor of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church) will be heard on Coldplay’s upcoming album ‘ A Head Full Of Dreams’…Get the scoop inside:
The lead singer of Coldplay, Chris Martin said he wanted to use it because of its historical significance. The group asked for permission from the President and he said yes.
President Obama had all of us crying and cheering at the same time when he started singing ‘Amazing Grace’ during his eulogy at the remembrance service of Clementa Pinckney. The clergy that were sitting behind him rose to their feet, started singing along and waving their hands, you could even hear one of the clergy yell,” sing Mr. President!” It was an historical moment.
Reverend Pinckney was a South Carolina state senator and pastor who was gunned down when 21-year-old Dylann Roof entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a Bible study and killed nine people on June 17.
Take a look at that moment again: