Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).
Hymn 423 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.
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 heart and flesh 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.
Author: John Newton (1725-1807)
Composer: William Gardiner (1770-1853)