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!
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
Tis grace hath brot me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.
Yes, when this heart and flesh 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 forever mine.
When we’ve been here ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing Gods praise
Than when we first begun.
John Newton 1725 – 1807