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Bride Receives Surprise Wedding Flash Mob During 'Amazing Grace'

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Weddings are about the couple, their stepping into a holy union and into a happy life together. There’s a lot of symbolism in the ceremonies that happen during weddings, each with its own meaning while relatives and loved ones send off the two lovers into their new life.

When Steve Beukema was getting ready to accept his long-term girlfriend as his wife, something came to his mind. As devout church goers, the hymn “Amazing Grace" means a lot to them both. So in accordance with their pastor, Steve organized a few of their guests to perform a flash mob during the vows.

It was left to the pastor to give the mob their cue, by reciting “All this is a gift from God, his love and mercy poured out to each of us every single day through his amazing grace." One by one, guests get up on their feet and start singing what is known as the most famous of all the folk hymns.

A Christian hymn published in 1779, the words in "Amazing Grace" are written by the English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton. With the message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, "Amazing Grace" is one of the most recognizable songs in the English-speaking world.