Saturday, October 10, 2009

Amazing Grace How Sweet The Sound

Amazing Grace is my husband's and my favorite old hymn. It never fails to arouse emotions and remind us of our frailties before God. Many years ago, my husband heard this hymn on a televised Billy Graham show when he gave his heart to Christ. So, it holds special meanings for him.

'Tis grace indeed that saves us from the wrath to come. We are "For by GRACE you have been saved through FAITH; and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God; not as result of WORKS, so that no one may boast." [my emphasis] ( (Eph. 2:8,9) My earnest prayer is for all within the sound of my voice to come before God on bended knee and ask for forgiveness from Him. Those who believe in Jesus Christ as Son of God and son of man, are saved for all eternity by His mercy. There is no water baptism, no speaking in tongues, no tithing, no chanting or any other man made works that can save us. Only the innocent blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross.

Dear Reader, if you haven't already, won't you give your heart to Him today and know eternal salvation? The time is short and every breath takes us closer to death. Accept Him freely. Right now, for a limited time, it is a FREE GIFT from God, not from man.

If you have any questions, please ask either me or a trusted spiritual adviser.

I humbly recommend the Berean Bible Society. They've helped me tremendously in learning about the grace message.

Go with God.

My testimony, if interested :)

Amazing Grace Lyrics

John Newton (1725-1807)
Stanza 6 anonymous

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.

T'was 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 that 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.

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've first begun.

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.


Tina Leigh said...

And HE saved a sorry WRETCH like ME too!!! Praise HIS HOLY NAME for it!!!!!!

Marie Reed said...

Boy oh boy I need to be saved. I'm tired Sparky! I'll have to think on this one:) Hugs!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Tina ~ Amen! And thanks. :) xx

Marie ~ Please feel free to e-mail me or call me / or hubby (I'll send our phone #s). I would love to discuss salvation thru Grace. Luv ya girl but God loves you best. That's why He sent His only begotten Son. To save us all. :)) xx

Wiregrass Steve said...

What a miraculous hymn. It embodies the whole message of salvation by grace, the free gift from God for those who accept Jesus as their personal Saviour.

grace - unmerited favor

Mildred said...

Hi Sparky, I love this particular clip from Gaither. This song always gives me cold chills but this rendition is especially beautiful. I wish you and Steve a blessed Sunday.
You asked me to let you know about color in the leaves up my way - not much yet other than Dogwood trees - I suspect two more weekends will be peak.

cindyzlogic said...

Awesome post on sharing the Gospel! I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior as a child. Thank you for your post :))