Songs & Hymns

Amazing Grace

(General, Reflection, Prayer)
This well-known hymn, is about the wonderful gift of God's grace. It was written in the eighteenth century by John Newton, who worked on a slave ship. During a violent storm at sea he was troubled by his conscience and turned to the Bible for answers. Later in his life he helped to influence law makers to abolish the slave trade within British colonies and free the slaves held there. More on this hymn can be found in 'Songs for Life' - available in the Engaging section under the Resources tab.

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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 first 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 that brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home. 

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. 

descant:Amazing grace,
           How sweet the sound.
           Let's sing God's praise.


Music © 2006 The Royal School of Church Music.  All rights reserved. This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 2762836. Please quote 'Worship Workshop' along with the Song No. in your annual CCLI report.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions.

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