arr. Michael Conley
Phoebe Rosquist, soprano, Chancel Choir
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 has brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
the sun forbear to shine;
but God, who called me here below,
will be forever mine.
The Lord has promised good to me,
God’s word my hope secures;
God will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures.
–John Newton (1779)