Monday, February 25, 2008

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

While I still love the classic version I like Chris Tomlin’s updated version as well:

Here are the words:

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm 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

My chains are gone
I've been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, Amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, Who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

Information on the song’s release can be found here.

Over at Ben Witherington you’ll find a post that is not exactly a review of the movie Amazing Grace…it’s more of a historical view of the movie regarding William Wilburforce and the abolition of slavery in Britain.

…and of course we can’t enjoy the song without known a little more about John Newton who wrote the original version we all recognize and love.

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