John Newton

From the album "The Key to a Happy Life - Disc 2"

The captain of a slave trading ship - John Newton was his name,
Sailing the old Atlantic triangle, all to his eternal shame.
But one dark night a great storm blew up,
And raged for three days or more,
Till none of the crew thought they'd ever walk again,
All upon fair Albion's shore.

But the waves they crashed and the timbers cracked,
And the first mate swept away.
So John took the helm and fought for so long,
Crying Lord save our souls I pray.
Through many dangers, toils and snares, oh I have already come,
But grace hath brought me safe so far and grace will lead me home.

And so John Newton was heard to say and in his journal he did write,
Great was our deliverance all upon that most fearful night.
I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.
And like all good Christian gentlemen,
A slaver no more I'll be.

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.