John Newton 1779 (1725-1807)
1. A-maz-ing 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.
2. 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears re-lieved; How pre-cious did that grace ap-pear The hour I first be-lieved!
3. Thru man-y dan-gers, toils and snares I have al-read-y come; 'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.
4. The Lord has prom-ised good to me, His word my hope se-cures; He will my shield and por-tion be As long as life en-dures.
5. Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail, And mor-tal life shall cease, I shall pos-sess, with-in the veil, A life of joy and peace.
4. When we've been there ten thou-sand years, Bright shin-ing as the sun, We've no less days to sing God's praise Than when we'd first be-gun.
Worshipbook, The Westminster Press, Philadelphia ©1975
bWritten by John P. Rees per Praise! Our Songs and Hymns, Singspiration Music, Grand Rapids, MI
d The Methodist Hymnal, The Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, TN ©1964, 1966 Board of Publication of The Methodist Church, Inc.