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!1
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.2
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be
As long as life endures.
Yea, 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,
Shall be forever mine!
- The first couplet of this second stanza is quoted by Jim Kerwin in The Angel and the Speechless Priest Prophesy. ↩
- This third stanza is quoted by Isaiah Reid in God's Way or My Way? ↩