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Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)

Faith’s review and expectation.
I CHRONICLES xvii. 16, 17

Poet: John Newton, 1779
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
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.


New Britain 45t, Stanza 1

Amazing Grace (New Britain) 45t, Stanza 1
2
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ’d!


New Britain 45t, Stanza 2

Amazing Grace (New Britain) 45t, Stanza 2
3
Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.


New Britain 45t, Stanza 3

Amazing Grace (New Britain) 45t, Stanza 3
4
The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.


New Britain 45t, Stanza 4

Amazing Grace (New Britain) 45t, Stanza 4
5
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.



6
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be for ever mine.


New Britain 45t, Stanza 5


Newton, John, and William Cowper Olney Hymns in Three Books. 6th ed. London: J. Johnson, 1797.