Lyrics Amazing Grace



Lyrics Amazing Grace

Undoubtedly one of the most famous hymns ever, Amazing Grace was written by John Newton to illustrate a sermon on New Year’s Day, 1773. It was later published in John Newton and William Cowper’s Olney Hymns in 1779, but fell into relative obscurity. Being used extensively in the Second Great Awakening of the early 19th century, it soon became a favorite in the United States.


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14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’” 16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
John 1:14–18, NKJV



           Lyrics Amazing Grace:

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.

T'was 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 that 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.

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.

When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.


Written by John Newton (1725-1807).
Published in 1779. 


Lyrics Amazing Grace

Undoubtedly one of the most famous hymns ever, Amazing Grace was written by John Newton to illustrate a sermon on New Year’s Day, 1773. It was later published in John Newton and William Cowper’s Olney Hymns in 1779, but fell into relative obscurity. Being used extensively in the Second Great Awakening of the early 19th century, it soon became a favorite in the United States.

Definition of “grace” from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:

Unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
A virtue coming from God
A state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace.


Lyrics Amazing Grace

The Apostle John in the first chapter of the Gospel of John stated, And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. . . . And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
John 1:14 and 16-17, NKJV


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