President Obama sings ‘Amazing Grace’ during eulogy for reverend slain in Charleston shooting

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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- President Obama delivered the eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney in a packed arena in Charleston Friday.

Pinckney was one of the nine victims killed in a racially-motivated shooting at Emanuel AME church in Charleston on June 17.

After praising the Reverend for being a good man and acknowledging the racism that persists to this day in America, Obama broke into song, singing "Amazing Grace" as those in attendance quickly joined in.

The emotional eulogy ended as the president read aloud the names of each victim of the shooting, saying they had "found the grace."

Concluding, he asked that "God continue to shed his grace on the United States of America."

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