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Chris Tomlin – Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) lyrics
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


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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    sharonbranam
    I'm so thankful to god everyday that he rescued me from the sin I was in. I just can't begin to express how much I love him. He is such an awesome father to me that I know if it wasn't for his grace and his love I would be forever lost w/o him. I'm so glad that when he saved me he released the chains of sin and bondage on my life, I thank him so much for where and what he has brought me from. Praise the lord forever!
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    DerekZiegler
    Buck, God is using Chris and his version of the song to reach so many people. We as Christians should support him by buying his cd's so that he can continue to do God's ministry. Also the original is still in public domain. It is my personal belief that both God and John Newton are pleased with the work Chris is doing. I will keep you in my prayers Buck.
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    faithers
    It's funny I should read Buck's comment today. I was just reading the words to this song as the cd was playing, and at the end of the words, Chris Tomlin says: "I was doing some research on John Newton and the writing of the hymn, "Amazing Grace. " John Newton wrote these lyrics as a poem for a sermon describing what God had done for him; that God has not only saved his soul, but also saved him from slave trading. That inspired me to write the simple refrain, "my chains are gone. . " I also found it interesting that the familiar last verse, "when we've been there ten thousand years, " was not in the original, but added years later by another author. I have included in this version Newton's original last verse. Chris Tomlin So, it seems someone else took liberties with this song many, many years ago.
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    Buck_calloway
    This is wrong of Chris Tomlin to take a song that is such a longstanding favorite of Christians everywhere, add a few words and copyright them and then charge money for the privilidge of singing a praise unto our God! Shame on you Chris, God sees and will keep this in the book when you stand before him! Rethink this, is it worth the few dollars, or should this be public domain like Amaizing Grace that you "used" (stole)?
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    This song minister itself knowing that God has done everything and he has bought us at a price but for us to receive that freedom or that truth is by entering the door which is Jesus Christ. In every time when I'm facing things in life I know that God never leaven nor forsake me and this song is always comes into my mind telling me that everything is alright, God has done everything in life for me so it is finished.
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    @Buck: It's not like he copyrighted the original song. That's definitely still public domain. Besides - if you're mad about not really using it, then you don't even believe your own argument: you said yourself that he only "changed a few words" and that it wasn't really that different. If it's not "that different," then why not simply use the original? Besides, that's how musicians put food on the table. Royalties. You think he would've had the time to write music like this if he had a dayjob?
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    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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