Friday, June 26, 2015

Watch President Barack Obama sing "Amazing Grace" during the eulogy for Clementa Pinckney in Charleston

"Clementa Pinckney found that grace."

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 4:10 PM

President Barack Obama just walked off the stage at TD Arena after giving a stirring 38-minute eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney. We'll have a full recap of the president's speech very soon, but we wanted to make sure you saw this video now.

"Reverend President," as he was referred to afterwards, delivered a wide-ranging, meaningful message reflecting on Clementa Pinckney's life, which was cut short last week, along with eight others, in what's believed to be a targeted attack on the Mother Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street.

But the high-point of Obama's speech, which encouraged people to seek grace as Pastor Pinckney did, came toward the end, when he punctuated one section with the refrain, "Amazing Grace." Stopping for a moment, Obama slid into the familiar tune, joined by members of the AME clergy seated on the stage.

Check back in a bit for more on the service.

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