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 first 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 first begun.
|First Line:||Amazing grace! how sweet the sound|
|Author:||John Newton, 1725-1807|
|Author (st. 5):||John Rees, 19th cent.|
|Source:||A Collection of Sacred Ballads, 1790, compiled by Richard Broaddus and Andrew Broaddus (st. 5);|
|Adapter (attr.):||Edwin Othello Excell, 1851-1921|
|Harmonizer:||Austin Cole Lovelace, b. 1919|
|Source:||Virginia Harmony, 1831|
|Copyright:||Harmonization copyright © 1974 by Abingdon Press. Used by permission.|