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


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've first begun


Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come

'Tis Grace has brought me safe thus far

And Grace will lead me home


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


Was blind but now I see


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Other verses of Newton's original lyrics:


'Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear

And Grace my fears relieved

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed


The Lord has promised good to me

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures


Yet, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess within the veil,

A life of joy and peace.


The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

The sun forbear to shine;

But God, who call'd me here below,

Will forever mine





Written by John Newton circa 1800

Amazing Grace