The words to Amazing Grace have a powerful and interesting history. Amazing grace has a simple yet powerful message of forgiveness, redemption and mercy. We discuss the lyrics in greater detail below but here is the text for you to read and sing along to.
Words To Amazing Grace
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 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.
Verse 6 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine; But God, Who called me here below, Will be forever mine.
Verse 7 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.
As a beloved hymn, the words of Amazing Grace have been sung by evangelical churches throughout America and the world. This song of redemption was written by Anglican Clergyman John Newton.
The song is so well known that in 2006 a real-life story Movie called Amazing Grace was written to chronicle the life of William Wilberforce.
Amazing Grace, written by Englishman John Newton, really speaks to the incredible power that God wrought in the Lord Jesus Christ in raising Him from the dead and giving us life by grace as we believe in His Name. This hymn, written about a slave trader who saw the truth about slavery, speaks to the redemptive power of God's grace. May we all know The Truth and may The Truth make us free.