Amazing Grace: Oh! The Controversy!

Is this controversial?

[Update: It appears the embedded video is disabled for this selection. The URL is]

“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, Amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures


The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, Who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine


  1. The video is not working for me. Now if the question being asked is more precisely, is the song controversial?

    The Bible is controversial, so anything related to the scriptures may also be controversial.

    Here's another controversy about music and the Bible that I find thought provoking. Did Suzanne Haïk-Vantoura deciphere the original music of the Bible?

  2. John D Carmack

    @Norbert: I didn't check to see if embedding was disabled first. So, you'll have to watch it on YouTube. I changed the video player into a link above.

    And, yes. The question is if the song is controversial — even amongst Christians.

    That certainly is an interesting link! I've often thought it odd that we would have the words written down but not the notes. Perhaps it can help untangle some of the verses in Song of Solomon, as different interpretations attribute the verses differently.