I’ve been doing a “Sabbath Rest” post off and on for over five years, and I don’t think I’ve ever highlighted the classic hymn, Amazing Grace. This week I thoroughly enjoyed a blog post by a sweet young friend we met years ago while on a SOWER project in South Texas. She titled the post “Grace like Manna” and it reminded me of how precious Grace is in our lives – and how we can’t store it up, but that it’s readily (and lovingly) available when we need it. Check out this young lady’s wisdom, as she grapples with parenting two littles and resting in God’s Grace every moment of every day!
There are lots of videos of Amazing Grace available, but truth be told I was having trouble finding one that included all the verses. So I encourage you to read all the verses before you take a listen.
John Newton – 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.
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.