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.
|First Line:||Amazing grace! How sweet the sound|
|Author (st. 1-4):||John Newton, 1725-1807|
|Author (st. 5, attr.):||John Rees, fl. 1859|
|Scripture:||Romans 5:2-17; 2 Corinthians 9:14; 2 Corinthians 12:9|
|Arranger:||Diana Kodner, B. 1957|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Copyright:||Acc. © 1993, GIA Publications, Inc.|