Tune: William Walker, 1835
Alto: B. P. Poyner, 1902
Lyrics: Charles Wesley, 1759 (1st & 2nd Verse); John Newton, 1779 (3rd Verse); Broaddus and Broaddus' Collection of Sacred Ballads (4th Verse)
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
And let this feeble body fail,
And let it faint and die;
My soul shall quit this mournful vale,
And soar to worlds on high.
And I'll sing hallelujah,
And you'll sing hallelujah,
And we'll all sing hallelujah,
When we arrive at home.
Give joy or grief, give ease or pain,
Take life or friends away,
But let me find them all again,
In that eternal day.
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.
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’ve first begun.