I obviously did not write this. All credit goes to John Newton, who wrote this hundreds of years ago, in 1772. He was a slave trader, and had a hard life growing up (his mother died when he was only six years old). His crew abandoned him in West Africa, and he became a servant on a slave ship. After being rescued, he repented for his sins, and wrote this song, which tells of God's amazing and saving grace. Another interesting fact is that this song is played approximately 10,000,000 times each year. I hope you all enjoy!