Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound

Amazing Grace! Saved a Wretch Like me

The most popular hymn in history, Amazing Grace, has such a deep, profound meaning. This hymn has stood the test of time as it has gone toe to toe against modern “worship” music. The deep, meaningful lyrics of this amazing hymn put any new worship song to utter shame.

Amazing Grace has grasped the hearts of millions of Christians since it was penned.

But why?

Amazing Grace is God-centered. The only discussion of self in the hymn is focused on our wretched souls.

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.

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.

The End of Days

I believe that it is only a matter of time until Christ comes back in the Second Coming. As this hymn states, “The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, the sun forbear to shine”.

Although we do not know the exact date of the rapture, it is evident that it will be soon. And although this hymn was written decades ago, this verse is more evident than ever before.

My Wretched Soul

The wicked and wretched soul that I possess should not have any hope for eternal salvation. My soul should be damned to hell for all of eternity for the sins that I have committed. I have sinned against my Savior, who bear the wrath of the Father on my behalf. Christ was the propitiation for my sin. He bore the wrath so that I may have eternal life!

The Final Verse

The most meaningful verse of this hymn comes at the very end.

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.

Even in ten thousand years we will be singing God’s praise just as we had first arrived. What an amazing thought! I will spend eternity worshiping and praising my Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord of lords. The King of kings!

God bless

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