32. 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 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
Title: Amazing Grace!
Author: John Newton, 1724-1807 (alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Praise to God
Source: St. 5 A Collection of Sacred Ballads, 1790
Tune Information
Arranger: Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major
Source: Columbian Harmony,/cite>, 1829

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