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Amazing Grace, song lyrics

Song: Amazing Grace
Lyrics: John Newton(1) (2) (3)

Year: 1772(1) (2) (3)
Genre: Hymn
Country: England (1) (2) (3)

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 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 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.
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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.

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

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.


1 - 'Amazing Grace' a book claims the poem was written in 1772, before it was set to music.

2 - The Real Story Behind ‘Amazing Grace’ by the Biography Channel

3 - Amazing Grace information from Wikipedia. While is often assumed Amazing Grace is an American Hymn, it was John Newton, an English poet who wrote it.