11-14-22 Amazing Grace
Thanks to Ken Sagely for this contribution! I saw it on Facebook this morning. There is an inspiring story behind this great hymn, a hymn written by a once slave-ship captain who was converted to Christ and was thereafter a remarkably changed man who was instrumental in England for ending the slave trade.
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
The Lord’s Day
Acts 13.38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.
John 1.29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world!
1 John 2.12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.
Ephesians 1.6-7 To the praise of the glory of his Grace wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved: 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins ,according to the riches of his Grace;
Ephesians 2.8 For by Grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves ; it is the gift of God; 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2.5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by Grace are ye saved) v7 That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His Grace in his kindness toward us, through Christ Jesus.
Romans 6.14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under the law, but under Grace.
Heb 4.16 Let us come boldly unto the throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
Tis Grace that hath brought me safe this far,
And Grace will lead me home.