480. Amazing Grace!

1 Amazing grace! How sweet the sound,
That saved and strengthened 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 that 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.

Text Information
First Line: Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
Title: Amazing Grace!
Author (vv. 1-4): John Newton, 1725-1807 (alt.)
Author (v. 5): John Rees, 1828-1900
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Topic: Comfort/Consolation; Faith Journey; God's Presence (4 more...)
Tune Information
Adapter: Edwin Othello Excell, 1851-1921
Meter: 86 86
Key: F Major
Source: Early American Melody 1831

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