Matthew’s Spiritual Journey

Amazing Grace on YouTube

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I enjoy listening to this powerful hymn by John Newton (the lyrics after the jump) and also like the recent movie. I found several renditions on YouTube. Let me know which version you like the best. Enjoy!

Chris Tomlin in 2007: “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)”

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“Amazing Grace”
John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­i­ver, 1779)

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That sav’d 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 reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ’d!

Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

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

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

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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LeAnn Rimes

Yolanda Adams

Aretha Franklin in 1972 (audio only)

Elvis Presley in 1971 (audio only)


Written by Matthew

October 23, 2008 at 10:30 pm

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