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 on the lyrics tab.

Intro: 4/4 |   C   |   Em/G   |   F/C   |   C   |  

     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: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
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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