"Amazing Grace"Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That sav’d 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 reliev’d; How
precious did that grace appear, The hour I first believ’d!
Thro’ 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 promis’d 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 call’d me here below, Will be forever mine.
John Newton, Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779)
I love this hymn, always has.
Thanks to S. Faux for the reminder.