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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 my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

My chains are gone
I've been set free

My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, Amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, Who called me here below
Will be forever mine

Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

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    SeveranceFeb 20, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    I think when people say hateful things that have no scriptural backing, to make their convictions go away are the ones that need to hear these songs. They need to make it a prayer to have their chains removed so they are not held down by legalistic views that keep them from experiencing the true grace of God. I am thankful that God's grace has helped me to be released from all sorts of spiritual bondage. "and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 21: 27-28 Thank you Chris Tomlin for letting God use your gift to free people up from there bondage.
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    UnregisteredAug 30, 2012 at 1:34 am
    This song means a lot to me. I was chained with my past. It kept hindering me. God broke the chains as soon as I cried, "lord, help me"! When I'm down and out, this song lifts my spirit. When I am broken in spirit, this song makes me feel better, because it reminds me of what god's love has done for me. God took me broken and shattered, and he pieced me back together. When I feel like I'm chained, I cry for god to help me, and he does.
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    UnregisteredJul 30, 2012 at 5:17 am
    The original version has spoken to so many people and I love that song. This version speaks to me in a new way - both my parents have died recently; I lost my "prestigious" job; and a number of people I thought I could depend on have proved otherwise. For me, the chains that are gone are my reliance on my own efforts, people or anything but god. His amazing grace is always there and never fails us.
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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 12:50 am
    This song tells me that by his grace my fears relieved, and it tells me too that my chains are gone and he has made me free. I'm related in this song because when I got sick I pray to him that 'please jesus I want my chains to be healed, 'but he did not failed me. The world has many sins, he will forgive's us if we praise him so he could save a wretch like us.
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    UnregisteredMar 9, 2012 at 10:55 pm
    The meaning of this is song is complex and yet simple. "that saved a wretch like me, i once was lost but now i'm found, was blind but now i see,"
    people nowadays have nothing to live for, children in fact don't have anything to live for anymore! The person singing is taking traditional lyrics and giving them a whole new depth. When we were lost and blinded by the world, god saved us and helped us see! The chorus says "my chains are gone, i've been set free" the person was so bounded to earth that he forgot what mattered most, jesus! Jesus set him free though, he broke that person's chains and now god reigns with his "unending love" and, well, amazing grace! In the last verse "the earth shall soon desolve like snow, the sun forbear to shine" implies that all of our earthly things, our earthly loves, desires, luxuries, even the people will all soon vanish as quickly as they came. But god, who brought us down to earth will forever be ours as long as we acknowledge him and accept him! Even if we don't love him as much as we can or should, god will forever love us and forever try to break us from our chains that are putting so many horrible, negative, "i-don't-give-a-f***" attitude! Unfortunately, only if we accept jesus christ and acknowledge him as our lord and saviour will we be set free.

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