John God bless you! That indeed is a lovely verse. It is truly wonderful to know that this world is not our home. Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us and has given us the Comforter, The Holy Spirit to be with us and help us through our trials , till we are taken to our everlasting abode. God bless!
I don't like singing amazing Grace any more, because tend to associate it with all the funerals I've attended. It just brings back to much sorrow. When I was a new Christian I was surprised to hear it sung at Church, because i thought it was a funeral song. Ah the ignorance of new believers!
I really like the history to the song and that it is to the same melody that slaves sung long ago. I wonder what the original words were to their song?
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.