Amazing Grace


John Newton 1779 (1725-1807)
Early American Melody
From Carrell & Clayton's Virginia Harmony, 1831
Arr. by Edwin O. Excell (1851-1921)
Arr. by Norman Johnson, 1928
©1963 by Singspiration, Inc.
1 Chronicles 17:16-17

1.    A-maz-ing 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.

2.    'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears re-lieved; How pre-cious did that grace ap-pear The hour I first be-lieved!

3.    Thru man-y dan-gers, toils and snares I have al-read-y come; 'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.

4a,c,d.    The Lord has prom-ised good to me, His word my hope se-cures; He will my shield and por-tion be As long as life en-dures.

5d.    Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail, And mor-tal life shall cease, I shall pos-sess, with-in the veil, A life of joy and peace.

4b.    When we've been there ten thou-sand years, Bright shin-ing as the sun, We've no less days to sing God's praise Than when we'd first be-gun.

aThe Worshipbook, The Westminster Press, Philadelphia ©1975
c The Hymnbook, Pub. by Presbyterian Church in the United States ©1955

bWritten by John P. Rees per Praise! Our Songs and Hymns, Singspiration Music, Grand Rapids, MI

d The Methodist Hymnal, The Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, TN ©1964, 1966 Board of Publication of The Methodist Church, Inc.