Amazing grace

 

Lyrics by Vincent Clark 2001

Amazing grace was not enough to save a wretch like me.
The chains that bound were still imposed by cosmic destiny.

When darkness fell the second day, my childhood was done.
How can I start again so soon, since I am not the one?

The lessons learned by grace thus far are valuable and true.
The whisper came from deep within, “The power is in you.”

No fate imposed, no path denied, the walls and fences fall.
From self-made prisons of the mind, I choose to disenthrall.

Amazing grace became the light that danced upon this rune.
The uncarved block to bend myself around the unmade spoon.

 

Lyrics by John Newton

 

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.

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.

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 days to sing God’s praise Than when we’d first begun.