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

3 Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
His grace has brought me safe thus far,
His grace will lead me home.

4 Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail
And mortal life shall cease,
Amazing grace shall then prevail
In heaven's joy and peace.

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 (Sublime gracia del Señor)
Title: Amazing Grace
Author (sts. 1-4): John Newton, 1725-1807
Meter: C M
Language: English; Spanish
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Spiritual Songs
Source: A Collection of Sacred Ballads, Richmond, 1790, st. 5; ¡Cantad al Señor!, 1991, Spanish tr.
Copyright: Spanish text © 1991 Editorial Concordia
Tune Information
Arranger: Joseph Herl, b. 1959
Meter: C M
Key: F Major
Source: Columbian Harmony, Cincinnati, 1825
Copyright: Setting © 2006, Concordia Publishing House

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