John Newton Quotes
Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound) That sav'd a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.
John Newton (1725-1807), British curate and hymn-writer. "Faith's Review and Expectation," hymn #XLII, book i, pp.54-55, l. 1-4, Olney Hymns, In Three Books, London, W. Oliver (1779). His epitaph reads that he was "once an infidel and libertine."