Amazing Grace
based on 1Chron 17:16-17 (David’s prayer after the Lord reveals His covenant promise to Him when David wants to build God a “house”) David “sits in” the Lord’s promise and is blown away, and so Newton “sits in” the same promises and he too is blown away! God won’t even let David build Him a house!

1. 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.

2. 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

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

4. And when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

5. When we've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun.

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John Newton and
John Rees (vs. 5)

American folk tune


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