WATCH: Obama Sings “Amazing Grace” At Charleston’s Eulogy
President Barack Obama is truly unlike any other president we have seen in the office.
This past Friday, President Obama sang “Amazing Grace” at the funeral of Rev. Clementa Pinckey. CNN Reports,
The President’s speech will be remembered for a moment at the end when he launched into a solo of “Amazing Grace,” that at first stunned the mourners and then brought them to their feet as they joined him in song.
“As a nation, out of this terrible tragedy, God has visited grace upon us for he has allowed us to see where we’ve been blind,” Obama said. “He’s given us the chance, where we’ve been lost, to find our best selves.”
The President’s remarks at times felt like a sermon, with organ chords backing him during some of the most impassioned passages. The mostly African-American crowd was, at the end of the eulogy, on its feet, clapping and cheering Obama as he named each victim of the church shooting and declaring each “had grace.”
Take a look at the President’s solo.