“But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. (Romans 5:15)
“Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.” (Psalm 66:16)
“He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.” (John 9:25)
Sunday while listening to “Amazing Grace” being played, I thought God’s grace – His Amazing Grace. Grace according to the dictionary is the unmerited love and favor of God toward man. My mind just cannot fathom the depth of love that God has for me, a sinner, saved by the grace of God and God’s gift of grace which is by the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank you, Lord, for loving me.
John Newton published this song in 1779.
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!
Thru 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 day to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.
To read about John Newton’s life go to www.awesomestories.com/asset/View/AMAZING-GRACE-Amazing-Grace