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
The Lord hath promised good to me,
  His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
  As long as life endures.
4
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.
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Aderonke

Nigeria

This is such a lovely hymn. It always blesses me.


Antoine Rock

Upper Darby, PA, United States

How in the world somebody doesn't love a song like this? 🤔 Unless you don't want to be blessed. Thank you God for the work this song has done in my life.


Ayse Kucukkoylu

York, NY, United States

Such a beautiful hymn

Brought my dad and I together

We sang together with singing for the brain to help with his dementia.. in the end I sang but I could see the joy in his eyes and smile..

God willing I will be singing this in church for his funeral


Pamela Crowley Tiedemann

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

This song is everything to me! My father passed away at home on March 14, 2014. His body was still in the living room, so family could come say goodbye. All of a sudden music started coming from his office. My mother and sister (sitting at the kitchen table) and I (sitting on the couch in the living room), we all heard it. We made our way to the music and Amazing Grace was playing on it's own through the modem of his computer. This was approximately 4 hours after his soul left his body. I will never forget!!!


Anonymous

United States

The original "Amazing Grace" poem by John Newton has 13 verses to it, not just the usual 4-5 most often sung.

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.

In evil long I took delight

Un-awed by shame or fear;

‘Til a new object met my sight

And stopped my wild career.

3.

I saw One hanging on a tree,

In agonies and blood

Who fixed His languid eyes on me

As near His cross I stood.

4.

Sure, never ‘til my latest breath

Can I forget that look.

It seemed to charge me with His death

Though not a word He spoke.

5.

My conscience owned and felt the guilt,

And plunged me in despair;

I saw my sins His blood had shed,

And helped to nail Him there.

6.

Alas, I knew not what I did,

But all my tears were vain;

Where could my trembling soul be hid,

For I the Lord had slain.

7.

A second look he gave which said,

“I freely all forgive!

“This blood is for thy ransom paid,

“I die that thou mayest live. ”

8.

Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed.

9.

Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come.

‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home!

10.

The Lord has promised good to me,

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures.

11.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess within the veil

A life of joy and peace.

12.

The earth shall soon dissolve like show,

The sun forbear to shine,

But God who called me here below

Shall be forever mine!

13.

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!


Anonymous

The Lord really blessed us with this song and I can feel his presence while I sing it.


Sweetcandy

United States

great!


Rosa

Hoschton, GA, United States

My husband died last night, 10-20-22 @ 10:30 after 14 months battling small cell cancer, , God was great and blessed me with those 14 months, I searched for this song this morning because my heart hurts so bad, but this song is so Amazing, and well title because it’s given mean anchor of peace during one of my darkest moments in my life. God bless us all, and my belove it’s not goodbye but I will see you in the after life and we will be together again.

R. I. P. 🙏🙏🙏


Rev Stephen Mbugua

Mombasa, Coast, Kenya

A nice song that encourages as we look unto Christ... this Grace shall take us home... this Grace is Christ Jesus himself... Titus 2:11


Anonymous

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

I was reading a devotional Jesus Calling by Sarah Young and the reading reminded me of God’s grace for all. I went to the computer to find all of the verses of Amazing Grace because I could not remember all the words. It is very powerful to know God is always by your side in good times as well as bad.

We are familiar with the hymn "Amazing Grace." Although this is a good hymn, it does not speak of the Triune God as our portion for our enjoyment. When this hymn was written, the experiential knowledge of God among the Lord's people had not come to this point. Even as recent as fifty years ago, Christians did not have the understanding of grace as the Triune God experienced and enjoyed by us. But standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before us, we have come to know that grace is far more than merely unmerited favor. Grace is the Triune God—the Father, the Son, and the Spirit—processed for our experience and enjoyment.