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.
|First Line:||Amazing grace! how sweet the sound|
|Author:||John Newton, 1724-1807 (alt.)|
|Topic:||Praise to God|
|Source:||St. 5 A Collection of Sacred Ballads, 1790|
|Arranger:||Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921|
|Source:||Columbian Harmony,/cite>, 1829|