Week 2 - How Sweet the Sound
Written in 1773 by John Newton
Popularized in the 1800’s in the American South with the tune “New Britain”.
Key Passage: Ephesians 2:1-9
You were dead.
“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins… All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.” Ephesians 2:1,3
But God made you alive.
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions…” Ephesians 2:4-5
It is by grace you have been saved.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Grace is not based on your goodness, but Christ’s perfect sacrifice.
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.