Why did we just copy this text from ? That's copyrighted, isn't it? I'm puzzled. --LMS
The hymn is in the public domain.
- The hymn may be, but if the lead-up text isn't, it should be deleted. -- April
Composed probably between 1760 and 1770 in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, "Amazing Grace" was possibly one of the hymns written for a weekly service. Through the years other writers have composed additional verses to the hymn which came to be known as "Amazing Grace" (it was not thus entitled in Olney Hymns), and possibly verses from other Newton hymns have been added. However, these are the six stanzas that appeared, with minor spelling variations, in both the first edition in 1779 and the 1808 edition, the one nearest the date of Newton's death. It appeared under the heading Faith's Review and Expectation, along with a reference to First Chronicles, chapter 17, verses 16 and 17.