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New Britain 45t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Columbian Harmony, 1829
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
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has brought 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
5
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.


Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound), Stanza 6