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Amazing Grace (New Britain) 45t

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Columbian Harmony, 1829
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: John Newton, 1779
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
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.


Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound), Stanza 1
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!


Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound), Stanza 2
3
Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has bro’t me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.


Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound), Stanza 3
4
The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.


Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound), Stanza 4