Amazing Grace

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A new round of Alphabe-Thursday has begun and my hope is to feature my favorite hymns! I chose a rural scene with a threatening sky to imbue the qualities of this great hymn.

Joining

Rurality

Alphabe-Thursday, letter A

 

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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 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.

Yea, 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 called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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.

Words: John Newton (1779)

John Newton’s own life story is so interesting.

http://www.hymnlyrics.org/mostpopularhymns/amazinggrace.php

He died  December 21,1807. The epitaph he wrote for his tombstone reads: “John Newton, Clerk, once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the gospel he had long labored to destroy.”

 

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14 Responses

  1. beautiful photo and amazing grace is my favorite…it always brings tears to my eyes when i hear it!

  2. One of my favorite hymns and lovely photo for Rurality ~ thanks, carol, xxx

  3. Laurie,
    Neat idea to use the alphabet to share your favorite hymns. Amazing Grace always makes me stop to listen.

    Charming country picture.

  4. Beautiful photo! Amazing Grace is one of my favorites also – and probably the reason I love the name Grace.

  5. Yes, precious words, I like this picture!

  6. Lovely photo and a wonderful old hymn.

  7. Hi Laurie, I love the image and way you edited it! It’s gorgeous. Amazing Grace is one of my favorite hymns. Its timeless truth stands firm! Thank you for visiting my blog today.

  8. Lovely photo and beautiful hymn. Ironically, not the first one to post this song today. Shows its true power.

  9. This cheered me after a mixed week xxx

  10. Very nice touch to Amazing Grace. I, especially loved the last paragraph on John Newton’s epitaph. Thanks for sharing with the classroom!

  11. Robert P. Holland

    Great idea, Laurie. Thanks.

  12. Great start with the hymns as your theme!

  13. Thank you for coming by to share on Rurality Blog Hop #41!

  14. Hymns!

    I love this!

    I am soooo looking forward to what you share!

    This song has always touched my heart.

    And made me cry.

    And since I’m just finishing up chopping onions for stuffing. I’m not going to hit the link!

    My poor husband will think I’ve gone over the edge.

    Thanks for an absolutely wonderful link to the letter A.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

    A+

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