Days, weeks, and months had passed since EN2010 happened here in Manila, Philippines. Actually, one of my closest friends and I planned to attend the once in a lifetime 3-day experience concert and conference with our fellow Christians. Unfortunately, only my bff got the ticket, I wasn’t employed yet and got no source of financial support to register in the said event. I was so frustrated and depressed due to that fact, knowing that lot of my friends, acquaintance and former classmates converted were able to buy one of the passes. As well as the presence of Darlene Zschech, Hillsong’s worship leader and song writer, added to my burden and regret.
Anyways, it was just last Sunday when I knew that the 2nd day of EN2010 held in SMX Convention Center last July 23, they attempted to record “The Most Languages Performed in a Song (with Multiple Singers from Different Countries): singing “Amazing Grace” by estimated number of 19,173 from 45 nations and 50 different languages including Filipino, Arabic, Mandarin, Zulu, Farsi, Spanish, Cherokee Indian and more. Closest to the Auld Lang Syne spot sung by 200 people under Communal Singing category.
The said victory was led by Every Nation Ministries and Victory Christian Fellowship: joined forces with other Christian churches here in Philippines.
“Amazing Grace,” published in 1779, came into being on a slave ship. It was written by John Newton, an English poet and clergyman, who participated, though reluctantly, in the slave trade.
According to the organization’s website, “many people believe the song was actually an old African folk song that Newton might have heard wafting up from the hold of his slave ship.” Courtesy of Inquirer.net