Amazing grace (John Newton)

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now I 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!

Though many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Twas grace that brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised 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.

Liedtext: 1779, John Newton (1725-1807)
Melodie: USA, 19. Jahrh., harm. Edwin O. Excell, 1900
Übertragung ins Deutsche: Anton Schulte, O Gnade Gottes wunderbar

„One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.“ (John 9:25 KJV)

Weblinks und Verweise

John Newton bei The Cyber Hymnal / (englischsprachig)

Edwin O. Excell in der englischsprachigen Wikipedia

Liedeintrag bei

Notenblatt, 4stimmig (externer Link zu

Audiofiles:  mid    ogg

Notensatz mit deutsch- und englischsprachigem Liedtext (JPEG, externer Link zu

Eingestellt am 5. August 2020 – Letzte Überarbeitung am 22. September 2023