Amazing Grace


by Traditional
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind but now can see.

C - - - / F - C - / - - - - / G - - - /
C - - - / F - C - / C - G - / C - - - //

T'was grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed.

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
We have already come.
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

When we've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise,
Then we first begun.

Amazing grace has set me free
To touch, to taste, to feel
The wonders of accepting Love
Have made me whole and real

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind but now can see.

Traditional - w: John Newton (1725-1807); Newton was a captain of a slaveship who experienced a religious conversion en route to America, turned around his ship and returned to Africa freeing his human cargo. m: trad (in Virginia Harmony). The italic verse is by New York YM Quakers.:: On Judy Collins "Whales and Nightingales" & "Best of", on Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie "Precious Friend" & "Ritchie Family", on Willie Nelson "The Sound In Your Mind", on Stanley Bros "Uncloudy Day", on Bernice Reagon "Folk Songs of the South", and on J Ritchie & Doc Watson "At Folk City"
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