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 hath 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

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

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've first begun

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"Amazing Grace" as written by Victor Micallef Bernie Herms

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    MemoryR.I.P Pappa we will Love you and remember you by this all ways
    lovemarleyon July 05, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love the amazing grace song. Its really good. A lot of singers sing it differently and thats good.
    LiLE2035on August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It is so amazing. I like Ray Charles version the best.
    joshuaswifeon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard somewhere that the guy who wrote this was a slave seller, a guy that went to Africa, got slaves, and sold them in the Americas, and that during one of his trips, they hit a deadly storm, and he prayed to God that he would become a holy man and return the slaves if the storm went away. Guess what happened? The skies cleared, and he turned around, dropped the slaves back in Africa (I wonder if they ever got back to their tribes) went back to England and became a priest.
    Is that right? I'm pretty sure it is.
    4.Ever and a dayon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAuthor's name is Newton. From Wikipedia:

    After a brief time in the Royal Navy, Newton began his career in slave trading. The turning point in Newton's spiritual life was a violent storm that occurred one night while at sea. Moments after he left the deck, the crewman who had taken his place was swept overboard. Although he manned the vessel for the remainder of the tempest, he later commented that, throughout the tumult, he realized his helplessness and concluded that only the grace of God could save him. Prodded by what he had read in Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ, Newton took the first step toward accepting faith.

    These incidents and his 1750 marriage to Mary Catlett changed Newton significantly. On his slave voyages, he encouraged the sailors under his charge to pray. He also began to ensure that every member of his crew treated their human cargo with gentleness and concern. Nevertheless, it would be another 40 years until Newton openly challenged the trafficking of slaves.
    miked10002on October 26, 2009   Link

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