275A. 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 '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 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 The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.


Text Information
First Line: Amazing grace—how sweet the sound
Title: Amazing Grace—How Sweet the Sound
Author: John Newton (1779)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Exodus 34:6; Psalm 103:8
Topic: Forgiveness; God: Grace; God: Strength and Refuge (1 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: Edwin O. Excell (1851-1921)
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major
Source: Early American melody

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