Faith’s Review and Expectation (Amazing Grace) A John Newton Poem

16 Aug

1 AMAZING grace! (how sweet the sound!)
2 That sav’d a wretch like me!
3 I once was lost, but now am found;
4 Was blind, but now I see.

5 ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
6 And grace my fears reliev’d;
7 How precious did that grace appear,
8 The hour I first believ’d!

9 Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares,
10 I have already come;
11 ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
12 And grace will lead me home.

13 The Lord has promis’d good to me,
14 His word my hope secures;
15 He will my shield and portion be,
16 As long as life endures.

17 Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
18 And mortal life shall cease;
19 I shall possess, within the veil,
20 A life of joy and peace.

21 This earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
22 The sun forbear to shine;
23 But God, who call’d me here below,
24 Will be for ever mine.


Posted by on August 16, 2014 in Christianity, Faith, John Newton, Religion


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8 responses to “Faith’s Review and Expectation (Amazing Grace) A John Newton Poem

  1. Naomi

    August 16, 2014 at 6:24 am

    That was beautiful Levi, thanks for sharing.


  2. deborah ann

    August 16, 2014 at 9:17 am

    My absolute most favorite song ever written. It inspires me in so many ways! Thanks Levi for starting my morning off with singing these wonder words! ~ Blessings ~


    • Levi Thetford

      August 16, 2014 at 10:15 am

      It is a real favorite of many. I was surprised by the poems name of “Faith’s Review and Expectation”. Have a great rest of the day my dear!!!


  3. msauthorette

    August 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Oldie but a goodie. πŸ™‚ When I first heard his story, I was really touched and wowed.


    • Levi Thetford

      August 16, 2014 at 10:41 am

      It is an amazing story, Kristina. Hope you’re doing well. Have a nice weekend!!!πŸ˜€


  4. beverley

    August 18, 2014 at 6:11 am

    How often we sing the first verse and do not know the rest and yet after my niece died the second verse was the one that brought me peace in the end.


    • Levi Thetford

      August 18, 2014 at 6:16 am

      This is really good Beverley. And yes, most just know the first verse. Until I found this I didn’t know it was written as a poem. Thanks for your great comment. Have a lovely day.



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