Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound!)  
      That sav'd a wretch like me!

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.
 
This earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
      The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
      Will be for ever mine.

~ John Newton

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