Sunday Hymnary: “Amazing Grace” by John Newton, 1779

Please take time to read all of the stanzas.  Some you may not have seen before.  The final one was added, and was not written by John Newton.

I post this on Resurrection Day for two reasons.  First, the Savior has made the truth of this well-known song a reality.  Without Him, and His victory over sin, death and hell, these words are meaningless.  Christ has for sin atonement made–what a wonderful Savior!  My second reason for posting this, is that it is my mother’s favorite hymn.  She will soon understand the full scope of every word.

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!

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

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, 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 called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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.


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