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     August 4th, 2014

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.