I had a debt I could not pay

I had a debt I could not pay,
He paid the debt He did not owe,
I needed someone,
To wash my sins away.
And now I sing a brand new song,
"Amazing grace" all day long,
Christ Jesus paid the debt,
That I could never pay.
Tricia Edwards

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Love this song so much. Has so much meaning always.




Lagos, Nigeria

I love this song so much!


Is there music or singer to this hymn?


Nairobi, Kenya


And now I keep on falling in love with him over and over again×2

And it's gonna be sweeter and sweeter as days go by, what a love between my Lord and I, falling in love with Him over and over again.


Riverside, California, United States

Stanza #2

But that's not all

Christ lives in me

I once was blind but now I see

It pleased the Father

to reveal the Son in Me

That I become the same as He

Christ now is being formed in me

Till all my death is swallowed up in victory.

Ronald Grosinsky

Detroit, MI, United States

William C. Kieffer,

Here is your portuguese translation. It isn't that hard. I just copied the song and went to Google Translate.

On the left side I pasted the version I wanted translated, on the right side I clicked on Portuguese and this is what I came up with.

Good luck and may God be with you.

R. Grosinsky.


Eu tinha uma dívida que eu não podia pagar,

Ele pagou a dívida que Ele não devia,

Eu precisava de alguém,

Para lavar meus pecados.

E agora eu cantar uma canção nova marca,

"Amazing grace" durante todo o dia,

Jesus Cristo pagou a dívida,

Que eu nunca poderia pagar.

William C Kieffer

Catalão, Goiás

Does anyone know of a Portuguese translation of this hymn? We have been missionaries in Brazil for over 35 years. It would be so nice to discover a translation.

Benter Omadie

Fürstenwalde Spree, Brandenburg

I do sing a brand new song because Christ Jesus washed all my sins away. A debt I owed and could not pay (sin).

Tommie McCracken

Banbridge, County Down, United Kingdom

I was only a week saved in 1976 and went to my first church service in a wee pentecostal church they sang this song "I had a debt..." it touched me so much that I wept my way through the service people came and laid hands on me to pray with me. Each time I think of this wee chorus I always think of that first service I went to and realise how much the Lord loves me. Thank You Jesus.