Amazing Grace chords & lyrics

Folk Hymn

  • 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
  • C: x32010
  • C7: x32301
  • F: xx3211 / 133211 (B)
  • F/C: x33211
  • G: 320003
  • G7: 320001
  • Em/G: 322000
  • charts below...

Amazing Grace - Traditional

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

For your enjoyment I have included this beautiful presentation of Amazing Grace performed by Celtic Woman.

The song is in the original published key of F Major - chords throughout the verses include F, F7, Bb, C and C7, with a key change to G Major (G, G7, C, D, D7) and another key change to Eb Major (Eb, Eb7, Ab, Bb, Bb7).

Amazing Grace by Celtic Woman is featured on the album Songs From The Heart.

🗝 C Major

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Traditional Lyrics by John Newton

Amazing Ireland

Amazing Grace

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.

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