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.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear,
the hour I first believed.
My rebel soul, that once withstood
the Saviour’s kindest call,
rejoices now, by grace subdued,
to serve him with its all.
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’tis grace has brought me safe thus far
and grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me,
his word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures.
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.
The Earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
the sun forbear to shine;
but God, who called me here below
will be for ever mine.
When I’ve been there ten thousand years
bright shining as the sun,
I’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
than when I first begun.
What thanks I owe you, and what love –
a boundless, endless store –
shall echo through the realms above
when time shall be no more.