649. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound

Text Information
First Line: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
Title: Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
Author (sts. 1-4): John Newton (1772)
Author (Navajo): Albert Tsosie
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CM
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:28; 1 Chronicles 17:16-17; Psalm 73:26; Psalm 142:5; Psalm 145:1-2; Luke 13:1-9; John 1:16-17; John 9:25; Romans 5:20-21; Romans 9:1-5; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Ephesians 1:6-7; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11
Topic: Assurance; Eternal Life; Grace (2 more...)
Source: St. 5 A Collection of Sacred Ballads, 1790
Language: English; Choctaw; Creek; Navajo; Cherokee; Kiowa
Copyright: Phonetic Transcr. Cherokee, Kiowa, Creek, and Choctaw © Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference;; Phonetic Transcr. Navaho © Albert Tsosie
Tune Information
Arranger: Edwin O. Excell (1910, alt.)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Columbian Harmony, 1829

Text Information:

As was his custom, the author wrote this hymn to accompany his sermon on 1 Chronicles 17:16–17, preached on January 1, 1773; he called it “Faith’s Review and Expectation.” Much of its current popularity comes from this now-familiar tune, an association that began in 1835.

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