Tune: NEW BRITAIN

Composer: William Walker, Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: John Newton, 1779 (st. 1-4); Anonymous, c. 1790 (st. 5)

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VERSE 1:
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.

VERSE 2:
'Twas grace that taught,
my heart to fear.
And grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear,
the hour I first believed.

VERSE 3:
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come.
'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.

VERSE 4:
The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
as long as life endures.

VERSE 5:
When we've been there ten thousand years,
bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise,
than when we'd first begun.
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