209. 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 hath 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 (st. 1-4): John Newton (1779)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: CM
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 17:16-17; Psalm 142:5; John 9:25; Ephesians 1:3-14
Topic: Living in God's World: God's Care for Us
Source: Stanza 5, A Collection of Sacred Ballads, 1790
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NEW BRITAIN
Arranger: Emily R. Brink (1992)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arr. © 1994, CRC Publications.



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