“But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more.” – Romans 5:20

Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound

Verse 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.

Verse 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!

Verse 3:
Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

Verse 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.

Verse 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 first begun.

 

Words:  John Newton (1725-1807)
Music: Early American Melody “Virginia Harmony”; arranged Edwin O. Excell (1851-1921)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek