The Original Amazing Grace Lyrics

“Amazing Grace” is a Christian hymn written by a English clergyman known as John Newton (1725–1807). The hymn was published in 1779. The primary message that forgiveness and redemption are achievable whatever the sins people commit and that the soul should be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, “Amazing Grace” is definitely one of the most recognizable songs in the English-speaking world.

Amazing Grace lyrics (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.

 

Soweto Gospel Choir – Amazing Grace