The Story Behind The Hymn 'Amazing Grace'



The history behind the hymn "Amazing Grace" written by John Newton

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Amazing Grace sung by Andrea Bocelli. 




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!

Yea, when this flesh and heart will fail
And mortal life shall cease
I shall possess within the veil

A life of joy and peace.

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The Lord hath promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

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.