Amazing Grace (Black Gospel)
First Presbyterian Church, NYC, William Entriken, conductor
Text: John Newton
Ensemble: SATB (div.)
Accompaniment: piano and organ
Duration: 8.0 minutes
Page Count: 25
Catalog Number: NWC-147
Related titles in this style: Blessed Assurance, Let Us Break Bread Together
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 hath 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.
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’d first begun.
- John Newton (1725-1807)