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Psalm 130:1-4 - If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?

NIV Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;

O Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.

If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins,
O Lord, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness;
therefore you are feared.

KJV Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

John Newton was terrified. On March 10th 1748, a storm raged around him and his ship appeared to be sinking. John Newton, a profligate sailor at the time, began to pray. John thought each minute would be his last; yet, the vessel survived the storm. After returning to England, Newton began earnestly studying the Bible. He devoted himself to Christ and eventually entered the ministry. Later, he would write one of the most famous Christian hymns, "Amazing Grace."

John later said, "On that day the Lord sent from on high and delivered me out of deep waters. On that day, Grace, an undeserved kindness in the language of the devout, had begun to work for him. Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come;'tis grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home."

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