Amazing Grace

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 that fear relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds
And drives away his fear.

Must Jesus bear the cross alone
And all the world go free
No, there's a cross for everyone
And there's a cross for me.

When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun.

124 Amazing Grace

Atangum ikayuninga
tikman uvamun.
piluni Jesuskun.

Anengnim Naguyum aahin,
Havakhuni umatimni,

Talva ihumaalukama,
aglukhunga kungmun.
Godmun kengagumavlunga 
Atanek tuhakpan.

Huli ikayuktaugama
Taimalengman umatiga
naguyuk uvani.

Annautimanga Jesusim
Kuyagingnakhugu aahin,
Annauyyiuman tamna.

The music of this song is an old pipe tune to which more modern words have given new impetus. It is easy to imagine the joyful return of battle worn warriors to the skirl of the pipes. The words themselves were written in 1779 by John Newton as part of a sermon. Newton in 1779 was an ordained minister in the Anglican church having given up being the captain of a slave ship.