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November 07, 2004

Grace, Amazing Grace

for flawed and broken human beings, there is nothing like grace's power to heal our brokenness. --Lee Anne

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!

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

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

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've first begun.

Original Trinity Hymnal #402


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I love that song, it's one of my favourites.

Posted by: Amy at November 7, 2004 07:27 PM

It was the song I used as a lullabye, especially when my older two were toddlers and I was expecting #3. It brings back those (and other) memories.

Posted by: TulipGirl at November 7, 2004 07:41 PM

Thankyou! Best post I've read today. I can't remember who wrote it now but it is so good to see it.

Posted by: Catez at November 7, 2004 11:01 PM

That's so neat - I also sang it to my boys as a lullabye! I've always loved that hymn.

Posted by: Andrea at November 8, 2004 04:01 AM

That would be John Newton's Amazing Grace. Click the link to get a great mini-bio. Fabulous song one of my favorites. Forgive the intrusion of a boy on your site.

Posted by: Willis Adair at November 9, 2004 05:54 AM

Forgive the intrusion of a boy on your site.

Naaaahhhh. . . We like guys here. Come back. We'll try not to scare you off with too much breastfeeding and birth talk.

Posted by: TulipGirl at November 9, 2004 08:18 AM

Lol, thats general not to scary but it certainly isn't a normal field of conversation for me. Perhaps in a few years when me wife and I are trying for kids, it will be a bit more normal.

Posted by: Willis Adair at November 9, 2004 01:42 PM

Thanks for the link! I wonder when I posted those words ... Another of my favorite mentions of grace in a hymn is from "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing:" "Oh to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be! Let Thy goodness like a fetter bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love. Take my heart, oh, take and seal it. Seal it for Thy courts above."

Posted by: Lee Anne Millinger at November 12, 2004 09:04 PM

Lee Anne,

It was in the comments in the past week or two. Hubby posted in that thread, I think. *grin*

And, oh, yes--that is the part of "Come, Thou Fount" that cycles through my head again and again. We sang it in English a few years ago, not long after we arrived here, and since then I think it's been my favorite hymn. Oh, it's so hard to say favorite--one of my 5 favorite hymns.

Posted by: TulipGirl at November 13, 2004 02:34 PM

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