Amazing Grace (original version) lyrics

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Amazing Grace (original version)

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 that 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.
 
Yes, 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 for ever mine.
 
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.
 
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Submitted by tsitpirc on Fri, 07/01/2011 - 13:54

 

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ganbarou    Mon, 04/08/2014 - 04:30

this is not John Newton's original lyric.
Of the seven stanzas above, 4, 5, and 6 are added just a few years ago almost as a medley, more of a tangent. Then the last (7th) stanza reverts to Newton's original tune. Not bad, but non-traditional, often unexpected by those who expect to hear a changeless Standard.

Shane Fuson    Thu, 11/05/2017 - 02:11

All I know is I have heard it sang this way by old folk in Appalachia all my life so if your say these verses were added in last few years it would have too be the last fifty years Sadie Daniels sang those verses in church when I was a kid k

Shane Fuson    Thu, 11/05/2017 - 02:18

Just because you hadn't heard it before doesn't mean it didn't exist those verses are also in older hymnals I used too wonder why they were in Methodist hymnal but not the Baptist