‘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.’
(John Newton, 1725-1807)
For almost 250 years John Newton’s beautiful words have been much loved in the English speaking world. They have enjoyed the status of being both an aid to worship and a ‘best seller’ in popular music charts.
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