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29. Amazing grace! – how sweet the sound –

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. 'Twas grace first taught my heart to fear And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed! My rebel soul, that once withstood The Saviour's kindest call, Rejoices now, by grace subdued, To serve Him with its all. Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; God's grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home. The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures; He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures. Yes, when this heart and flesh shall fail And mortal life shall cease, I shall possess within the veil A life of joy and peace. What thanks I owe You, and what love – A boundless, endless store – Shall echo through the realms above When time shall be no more. The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine; But God, who called me here below, Will be forever mine. 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 first begun.

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First Line: Amazing grace! – how sweet the sound –
Author: John Rees (1828-1900)
Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)
Author: John Newton (1725-1807)
Publication Date: 2006
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