August 19, 2023
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.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
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.
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’ve first begun.
–John Newton, 1725-1807
I stumbled across this video on Facebook this week and thought I’d share with you today, rather than wait…
“Daniel Vasconcelos (born: October 13, 1989), better known professionally and on YouTube as Dan Vasc, is a Brazilian heavy metal singer and songwriter. He’s a part of the heavy metal band Fearless, with whom he’s released one studio album so far, Chronicles of Ancient Wisdom, (2019), as well as one EP before that, Ancient Wisdom, both of which were released independently. On YouTube, he’s known for doing covers of various songs, either of bands that are already metal, or metal covers of non metal bands and/or artists, such as Sabaton, Beast In Black” (genius.com)
“The lyrics to “Amazing Grace” were penned by the Englishman John Newton (1725-1807). Once the captain of a slave ship, Newton converted to Christianity after an encounter with God in a violent storm at sea.” (learn religions)
~ words written in 1772
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