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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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    brad83Oct 6, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    It makes me stop and think about how lucky I have it. My chains have been set free, but I don't think about it day to day. I take things to heart, when I know that Jesus has set me free.
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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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    Tiffany R BurnsMay 2, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    this song just really tuches me and I love it any time we sing it my church. It just hits all aspects in my life and in many other peoples lives to.
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    UnregisteredJun 24, 2012 at 9:42 am
    The original song has such meaning--john newton was captain of a slave ship until he found the lord. This garbage takes a beautiful hymn and tries to make it sound like a 7-11 praise song (7 words 11 times). Sickens me that christian music has become so base and tasteless.
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    UnregisteredOct 13, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    My younger brother died last week after many years of fighting drug addiction. We chose this song to be sung at his funeral service. My heart aches at the loss of my brother too soon but I'm so thankful that his "chains are gone" and he has now been set free.

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