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.
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.