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Text:Amazing Grace
Author:John Newton
Author (st. 5):John P. Rees
Arranger:Edwin O. Excell
Arranger (last stanza setting and choral ending):O. D. Hall, Jr.

343. Amazing Grace

1 Amazing grace! how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

3 The Lord has promised good to me;
His Word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

4 Thro' many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come.
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

5 When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

Text Information
First Line: Amazing grace! how sweet the sound
Title: Amazing Grace
Author: John Newton
Author (st. 5): John P. Rees
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Assurance and Trust; Christ: Atonement, Crucifixion, Suffering and Death; The Last Things: The Redeemer: His Grace, Love and Mercy
Notes: Optional last stanza setting and choral ending
Tune Information
Arranger: Edwin O. Excell
Arranger (last stanza setting and choral ending): O. D. Hall, Jr.
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major
Source: Traditional American melody from Carrell and Clayton's Virginia Harmony, 1831
Copyright: Arr. © 1997 by Integrity's Hosanna! Music and Word Music (a div. of WORD MUSIC)

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