263. 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 (sts. 1-4): John Newton, 1725-1807
Author (st. 5): John Rees, fl. 1859
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: CM
Topic: Salvation History
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NEW BRITAIN
Harmonizer: John Barnard,b. 1948
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Virginia Harmony, 1831
Copyright: © 1982, Jubilate Hymns, Ltd. (admin. by Hope Publishing Co.)



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