Amazing Grace

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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.
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'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
  And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
  The hour I first believed!
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The Lord hath promised good to me,
  His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
  As long as life endures.
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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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Judy Swain

Mechanicsburg, Ohio, United States

I love this song. It is a true love song.


Angela B

Salt Lake, UT, United States

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound.


Leigh Powell

United Kingdom

This hymn is of Christian testimony after conversion. Conversion occurs when God the Holy Spirit convicts someone of their sin and unbelief, and they then repent and believe the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He died for their sins, bearing them in His body on the tree at Calvary, ,and rose again from the dead three days later. (The gospel accounts of the passion of the Lord Jesus).

It is God's grace that brings them to become a born again Christian. this grace is undeserved by the sinner becoming a born again Christian.

And one day, in Heaven, we shall be like the stars that shine forever and ever. (Daniel).


Christy

London, Hounslow, United Kingdom

OMG! 😊SUCH a beautiful song!! God bless you John Newton and thank you for creating such a wonderful, full-of-amazing-grace song!


Authentic

Accra, Ghana

Praise God, praise God, praise God,

Praise God, praise God, praise God,

Praise God, praise God, praise God,

Praise God, praise God, praise God,

Praise God!


Tyler

Glendale, Arizona, United States

I love the hymn. It's my favorite.

I played it for CSA got S1


Karen Nails-Porter

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

This hymn has been a family favorite as long as I can remember. I can hear my great aunt humming it as she washed clothes on the back porch and when she prepared meals in the kitchen. When I was growing up we sang this hymn at revivals, Sunday services, and church meetings. As an adult, I now understand the meaning of the verses and their importance to Christians.


Rachel Taylor

Meridian, ID, United States

This song has been my absolute favorite for many years. It's helped me get through some tough times because of its encouraging and strengthening nature. God is so good and so faithful!


Renee

Saint Louis, MO, United States

So agree with the love of this song. Here's the longer version I sing and play on guitar:

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound/That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost but now I'm found/T’was blind but now I see

T’was grace that taught my heart to fear/And grace my fears relieved

How precious did that grace appear/The hour I first believed

My chains are gone, I've been set free/My God, my Savior has ransomed me

And like a flood His mercy rains/Unending love, amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me/His word my hope secures

He will my shield and portion be/As long as life endures

Through many dangers, toils and snares/We have already come

T'was grace that brought us safe thus far/And grace will lead us home

My chains are gone, I've been set free/My God, my Savior has ransomed me

And like a flood His mercy rains/Unending love, amazing grace

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 first begun

My chains are gone, I've been set free/My God, my Savior has ransomed me

And like a flood His mercy rains/Unending love, amazing grace


Chris

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

John Newton write this song after many years of trading Africans in the trans-Atlantic trade. He gradually realized how unChristian the trade was and first thought teaching the Bible was enough. Eventually he decided slavery, a severely racist system in the modern period, was not Christian and finally gave up trading in slaves. He wrote Amazing Grace to reflect his belief that God saved him, a slave trading wretch, from his own horrific sins of trading in slaves and racism. This can be a lesson in how one man came to realize Godliness doesn’t include being a trader in humans and a racist.

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.