Amazing Grace
John Newton Robert Lowry

(NOTE: Verses 4 and 5 are removed from today's hymnbooks
and there was originally a CHORUS to this hymn)

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!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

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 forever mine.

Chorus

Oh, the grace, the precious grace,
The grace that rescued me-
That wrote my pardon in the blood
That flowed on Calvary!

(Welcome Tidings
by Rev. Robert Lowry, W. Howard Doane and Ira D. Sankey,
Including the tlast Hymns and Music of the late P.P. Bliss,
Published by Biglow & Main, and John Church & Co.,
Copyright 1877)