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.

Panama City, FL, United States

What a wonderful verse and tune. We'll learn it in our Sunday School!

Christine Karamagi-Osenga

Kampala, Uganda

This is a lovely tune, I will teach my kids and choir members at my church. God bless you. My soul is revived and been reminded of Jesus' mercy for me.

Auckland Childrens Meeting

Auckland, New Zealand

All the children loved this song and enjoyed the second verse.

Darmel Hudson

Round Rock, TX, United States

This is a sweet song and heart-touching song! May we have the reality behind this song and know the person of Jesus!


New stanza:

So now my debt is fully paid

And I have peace—night and day

I am not guilty—my sins are washed away

Now I can sing that brand new song

Amazing grace, all day long

Christ Jesus paid the debt

That I could never pay.


Eureka, CA

Aaron, Hannah, Nathan, David, and I sang this song together while watching the webcast of the 2009 Winter Training in Eureka! What a supply and a joy!


Eureka, CA, United States

This is a GREAT song! I recommend it.

Hannah Lei

Arlington, Texas, United States

I learned this song in meeting time!