Text: John Newton Music: Traditional American melody
(G) Amazing grace how (C) sweet the (G) sound
That saved a wretch like (D) me!
I (G) once was lost but (C) now am (G) found,
Was (Em) blind but (D) now I (G) see.
(G) 'Twas grace that taught my (C) heart to (G) fear,
And grace my fears re (D) lieved,
How (G) precious did that (C) grace ap (G) pear
The (Em) hour I (D) first be (G) lieved.
(G) The Lord has promised (C) good to (G) me,
His word my hope se (D) cures,
He (G) will my shield and (C) portion (G) be
As (Em) long as (D) life en (G) dures.
(G) Thru many dangers, (C) toils and (G) snares,
I have already (D) come,
'Tis (G) grace hath brought me (C) safe thus (G) far,
And (Em) grace will (D) lead me (G) home.
(G) When we've been there ten (C) thousand (G) years,
Bright shining as the (D) sun,
We've (G) no less days to (C) sing God's (G) praise
Than (Em) when we'd (D) first be (G) gun.