How many verses are there to the amazing grace lyrics?
There were five original verses, and roughly a dozen have been written by others since. == AMAZING GRACE! HOW SWEET THE SOUND! 12 Wonderful Verses Printer Friendly Page. The (original) words to this old favorite song were written by John Newton. He was in his earlier life a really thorough rascal, a genuine scoundrel, having been a slave trader and engaged in many of the other crimes and sins of his day. But God’s amazing grace saved him, cleaned him up and made him into a famous Preacher and Pastor. John Newton and his wife were also close friends of the famous British poet and songwriter, William Cowper. Cowper wrote one of my other favorites, “There Is a Fountain.” Newton became a powerful gospel preacher and pastor, and served in that capacity for most of his life after his conversion. He wrote a great deal also, much of which we still have today, including many very good songs, of which “Amazing Grace” is perhaps the most wonderful of all. The Webmaster (James H. Dearmore) has the