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671. Amazing grace! how sweet the sound

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 Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'tis grace that 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
Author: John Newton, 1725-1807 (alt.)
Author (st. 5): John Rees, 19th cent.
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: The Christian Life
Source: A Collection of Sacred Ballads, 1790, compiled by Richard Broaddus and Andrew Broaddus (st. 5);
Tune Information
Adapter (attr.): Edwin Othello Excell, 1851-1921
Harmonizer: Austin Cole Lovelace, b. 1919
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: Virginia Harmony, 1831
Copyright: Harmonization copyright © 1974 by Abingdon Press. Used by permission.

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