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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Barbara Rowe

Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

I have found a total of 7 verses one particularly good to have for funerals. plus the one mentioned by Nathan...

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.

The earth shall soon

dissolve like snow

the sun forbear to shine

But God who calls me here below

Will be forever mine


Nathan

Morganton, NC, United States

Missing the third verse:

Through many dangers

Toils and snares,

I have already come.

Twas Grace that brought

Me safe thus far

And Grace will lead me home.


Nkuyia Noontasati

Nairobi, Ongata Rongai, Kenya

Wow what a lovely song it's truly amazing grace That we live


Anonymous

United States

wow I almost cry🥺😭😢


Godot

My grandpa has serious sick, I am here asking God to save him.


Deborah Whitley

Roanoke, VA, United States

This is Exactly what I needed. It’s a beautiful song and I needed to seeing it at my mothers funeral so thanks


Carl Phelps

Lewes, DE, United States

A beautiful song, I love it even more when played on the bagpipe. A single piper does the first refrain then the whole massed pipers (Black Watch and Highlanders) join. I play it as part of my prep to officiate a football game.


Chris

Palmerston Morth, Manawaty, New Zealand

This was sung at my husband’s funeral after he died on 4th june 2020 funeral 8th june


Jeannette Blocker

Purvis, MS, United States

My Dad loved this song. It was his favorite. I remember him telling me the story of the Atlantic slave trader/ priest/ hymn writer, writing this song upon converting his life to Jesus during a bad storm at sea. I had it played at his funeral when he passed on August 20th 2019.


Leonard Fiedler

Altenburg, Missouri, United States

The lyrics of "Amazing Grace" are powerful and are a great witness and tremendous testimony. I've put the lyrics to the tune of "Jimmy Crack Corn" using a calypso rhythm and the whole song takes on this joyful, optimistic, and celebratory feel. I love the original melody, but give this a try and I think you'll sing it with celebration and a holy smile on your face. Now, don't knock it til you try it. Happy Singing!

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.