The lyrics below are the original lyrics to the song and do not match the video. There are many versions of this wonderful song sung by various talented artists.
Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav’d 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.
The Lord has promis’d 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 call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.
John Newton, Olney Hymns, 1779
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From Scripture… KJV
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. ~ Ephesians 2:7-9
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; ~ Titus 2:11-12
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; ~ 1 Corinthians 1:4
Other Singers Include:
II Divo: http://youtu.be/GYMLMj-SibU
Andrea Bocelli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYqwYpko6po
Celtic Women: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCp5LG_zNE
The Stroms New Version: http://youtu.be/YLtDcpc87-Q