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 tought 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 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.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
Lyrics: John Newton