Words: John Newton (1725-1807), 1779
Faiths review and expectation.
1 Chronicles 17: 16-17
Source: John Newton, Olney Hymns. London: W. Oliver, 1779, Book I, #41
Meter: 86 86
1. Amazing grace! (how sweet the
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, hut now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!
3. Through many dangers, toils and
I have already come;
Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
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.
5. Yes, when this flesh and heart
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
6. The earth shall soon dissolve like
The sun forbear to shine;
But GOD, who called me here below,
Will be for ever mine.
Sheet Music from Book of Worship For United States Forces (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1974), #375.
Hymns on this site by John Newton:
Carol Of The Wheat And Tares (First Line: "Though in the outward church below")
For more information, see:
Rodney Canete, The Olney Hymns by John Newton. Brown University, 1997. (http://www.victorianweb.org/religion/hymns/olney.html)
Al Rogers, Amazing Grace: The Story of John Newton (http://www.anointedlinks.com/amazing_grace.html)
The Cyberhymnal, John Newton (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/n/e/w/newton_j.htm)
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