I have a question.
Recently at church I was singing Amazing Grace. The lyrics, as printed in the Pray Together missalette were
“Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saves and strengthens me…”
I learned it as
"Amazing Grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me."
in a Protestant church.
Is this a sign of liberal “nobody really sins” kind of thought, or is there some other reason why Catholics would not consider themselves wretches?
I do not believe that we are “piles of dung,” (Martin Luther as quoted on this forum) but I do believe that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”
Do you think that the lyrics must be changed to “saved and strengthened” in order to agree with Catholic doctrine?