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.
|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.|
|Arranger:||Edwin O. Excell (1900)|
|Source:||Columbian Harmony, Cincinnati, 1829, alt.|