Lyrics by: John Newton 1779 (v 1-4); Anonymous (v 5)
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.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved,
How precious did that grace appear, The hour I first believed!
Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come,
‘Tis grace hath bro’t me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me, His words my hope secure,
He will my shield and portion be, as long as life endures.
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.
Related Bible Verses
Romans 7:24 – “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”
2Corinthians 11:20-33 – for Paul’s “dangers, toils, and snares”