“Amazing Grace”… definitely one of the most sung and well-known hymns of all time. Composed by Sir John Newton and published in 1779, this hymn calls us to remember how amazing are God’s grace and love towards us, so undeserving as we are, to send His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins. Praise God for His sovereign grace!
This is a good rendition sung by Il Divo at the Colosseum in Rome. These opera singers from four different countries have marvellous voices, and the bagpipes are just awesome!!
Verse 1: (Singer: Sébastien Izambard, from France)
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!
Verse 2: (Singer: David Miller, from the U.S.A.)
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!
Verse 3: (Singer: Urs Bühler, from Switerland)
Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace hath bro’t me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home!
Verse 4: (Singer: Carlos Marín, from Spain)
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!
Verse 1 Repeat
(Edit: October 15th: I noticed today that “Amazing Grace” fits into the melody of the New Year song,”Auld Lang Syne”, which is adapted into the hymn, “All Glory Be To Christ“. “Amazing Grace” fits into a few other hymns as well.)