Amazing Grace

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

I like this song.

Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

I previously wrote on 2/2015 that the last stanza of this most popular of all English hymns was written by American slaves. This is another testimony of how amazing is grace, that a converted slave trader would have his greatest hymn finished by the slaves he had mistreated.

Today I found out that this tune was also written by slaves. The tune is a plantation song titled "Loving Lambs".

Aderinola Disu

Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

I am in a good place.

I woke up this morning with that feeling, and the word Grace immediately came to my thought.

I have not sung the hymn in a while, I felt compelled to sing and the only words I remembered, are in the second verse.

I don't have my hymn book with me. I am on holiday. So here I am on the balcony, with my phone, having used it to sing all the verses.

Grace! So amazing!!!

God answers prayers!

Cassie Giles-Mitchell

Lebanon, Illinois, United States

What powerful words and what true meaning this song is and has.

Ugo Agbanusi

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

What an Amazing grace I receive everyday from the right thrown of grace. It is thrilling indeed as without God's grace I am no where to be found....


Atwater, CA, United States

My mother-in-law has dementia and is on her last journey, and I sing this song to her daily. Once in a while she will sing the verses with me and I know that she is in a good place.


Tampa, FL, United States

I was reminded of this hymn, when President Obama sang it at the funeral of his friend. For my birthday, I began listening, singing and giving my heart back to God. This July 2017. Praise God for Grace and Mercy. Amen, amen and amen


Fort Myers, Florida, United States

John Newton, writer of this song, was a slave trader. He saw the injustice and horror of his business and gave his life to God. When you listen you can hear it in his words.


Midwest City, Oklahoma, United States

I love this song. It is fun to sing because it makes me feel like my great grandpa is watching me sing and it makes me want to keep singing so I can keep feeling his presence.

Mimi Hernandez

Marble Falls, Texas, United States

I love this song, one of my favorites. I want this song to be sung at my funeral. It was by grace that I was saved and that same grace will lead me home to behold the beauty of the one who saved me.

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.