32 - Amazing grace
 
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 hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
 
4 The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
 
5 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.
 
6 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
 
7 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’d first begun.

Tekst: John Newton
Muziek: Onbekend
Nederlandse vertaling: Opwekking - lied 428 - Genade, zo oneindig groot
Schrift: Romeinen 5:15