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 Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.
4 The Lord has promised good to me,
his Word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be,
as long as life endures.
5 And when this flesh and heart shall fail,
and mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil
a life of joy and peace.
6 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've first begun.
|First Line:||Amazing grace! - how sweet the sound|
|Author (st. 1-5):||John Newton (1779)|
|Topic:||The Way of Salvation: Salvation by Grace; Blessed Hope; Fear of God(1 more...)|
|Source:||A Collection of Sacred Ballads, 1790 (stanza 6)|