Amazing Grace chords
- Music: Traditional
- Published: 1779
- Lyrics: John Newton (1725–1807)... lyrics below
- Music: C Major in 3/4 time at ~ 80 bpm (♩)
- Chords: C, C7, F, F/C, G, G7, Em/G
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open X: Don't play string B: Bass Note
We have only included 4 verses. The original lyrics to all 6 verses can be found in the lyrics below.Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
C Em/G F/C C Intro: 3/4 | | | | | C C7 F C 1. A-maz-ing grace How sweet the sound C G | G7 | That sav'd a wretch like me C C7 F C I once was lost, but now am found C G C Was blind, but now I see C C7 F C 2.'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear C G G7 And grace my fears re-liev'd | | C C7 F C How pre-cious did that grace ap-pear C G C The hour I first be-liev'd C C7 F C 3. Thro' ma-ny dan-gers, toils, and snares C G G7 I have al-rea-dy come | | C C7 F C 'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far C G C And grace will lead me home C C7 F C 4. When we've been there ten thous-and years C G G7 Bright shi-ning as the sun | | C C7 F C We've no less days to sing God's praise C G C Then when we first be-gun
Traditional Lyrics by John Newton
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.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believ'd!
Thro' many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.
- The song was written by John Newton, an English Anglican clergyman and poet.
- The words were written in 1772 and the song was first published in 1779.
- The song is about Newton's conversion from a life of sin and his newfound faith in God.
- The song has been translated into over 200 languages and has been covered by thousands of artists.
- It is considered one of the most popular and recognizable hymns in the English-speaking world.
- The song has been used in many movies and television shows, including "The Shawshank Redemption", "The Blind Side", and "The Help".
- It has also been used in many political campaigns and protests.
- The song is a powerful reminder of God's love and forgiveness, and it has inspired and comforted people all over the world.
- The song has been associated with many different melodies, but the most common melody is the one that was first published in 1835 by William Walker.
- The song has been used in many different contexts, including religious services, funerals, and political rallies.
- The song has been praised for its simple yet powerful lyrics and its universal message of hope and redemption.