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.
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.
Eddie Ahulu

Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ died on the Cross, a shameful death to wash my sins away. Jesus Christ thank you 🙏👏💕

Matthew Melchor

Fresno, California, United States

Christ is our surety! By his mercy he paid the debt we could never pay! Lord Jesus we love you!

Ray S

Waco, TX, United States

Find stanza 2 in comments July 19 2016, David Riverside, California.


I can never pay!!

Cody Enderli

Liberty, Texas, United States

Hallelujah! Saints, when we sing this song, how about replacing "I" with your name. He paid your debt and now you have a new song today "Amazing Grace!"


Harvest, AL, United States

Amen! He paid the debt that I could NEVER pay! Amen!

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?