John Newton’s song Amazing Grace has resonated deeply with millions of Christians through the centuries since he wrote it. Doubtless this is because every believer identifies with the experience of being
“found” when we were “lost”, and of being brought through “many dangers, toils, and snares” by the amazing grace of God. And every Christian knows what it is also to wrestle with the certain approach of death, and to find confidence and joy in the expectation of eternity.
This is how Newton concludes his empathetic hymn: with the reminder that, although this life is short, eternity is long. And its pleasures are sweet indeed.
Adapted from an article at The Baptist Bible Hour.