Friday, August 15, 2008

Amazing Grace

"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.

2 comments:

adam said...

Have you seen the movie Amazing Grace that came out a few years ago? I liked it quite a bit.

Stephen said...

I will need to see that, I meant to, then it was gone, thanks for the reminder.