777. Amazing Grace – How Sweet the Sound

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;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

4 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 – How Sweet the Sound
Author (st. 1-3): John Newton, 1725-1807
Author (st. 4): John P. Rees, 19th cent.
Publication Date: 2007
Meter: CM
Topic: Justification
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NEW BRITAIN
Arranger: Edwin O. Excell (1900)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: Columbian Harmony, Cincinnati, 1829, alt.



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