Amazing grace

1 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…

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 Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come
‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home…

4 The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures…

5 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….

6 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine…

7 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

(Shout, shout for glory,
Shout, shout aloud for glory;
Brother, sister, mourner,
All shout glory hallelujah…)

(Written by John Newton and William Cowper- Olney hymns)

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