Amazing Grace Chords and Lyrics

Amazing Grace is one of my favorite tunes, specially when played on bagpipes. I had tough time finding a good video of it online, there are very little recordings of the music! Here is an emotional video of Amazing Grace song performed by Kelly Family in 1989.

Amazing Grace Lyrics

"Amazing Grace" was written by John Newton some time after converting to Christianity late in 1772. The lyrics to Amazing Grace are based on his reflections on an Old Testament text he was preparing to preach on, adding his perspective about his own conversion while on his slave ship, the Greyhound, in 1748.

"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 has 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.

Amazing Grace Guitar Chords

The music sounds nice when played on guitar too. These are the usual "Amazing Grace" guitar chords:

D               G            D
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
     D                   A
That saved a wretch like me!
  D                 G       D
I once was lost but now I'm found;
    Bm         D   A D
Was blind, but now I see.

Beginners can try with this simplified arrangement:

G                  C         G
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
                          D
That saved a wretch, like me
  G                  C       G
I once was lost, but now I'm found
               D     G
Was blind, but now I see

Amazing Grace Movie

Not many know that last year a movie called after this amazing song was made. It was one of the best movies in 2007, the kind that is rarely made anymore. Here is the movie trailer.


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30 Comments

  1. Aug 20th, 2010

    Vladimir, Thanks for the amazing (and graceful) theme.

    Check out Tommy Emmanuel's version:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxKjg6Yy23Y
    Gives me the goosebumps every time.

    • Aug 20th, 2010

      Good find! Cheers

  2. Feb 23rd, 2010

    im gonna sing this for the talent show soon lolz i hope i do good...

  3. EPB
    Sep 30th, 2009

    My Aunt Grace recently passed away - a wonderful aunt, mother, wife, grandmother and person. The church sat in complete silence as my cousin's (Grace's daughter's) two sons sang Amazing Grace, a cappella. Coincidentally, and unknowingly, a friend sent me this link the day after the funeral.

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1785324681?bclid=1338935106&bctid=1913313052

    (It goes on to serve as a promo for Il Divo, American tenor David Miller; Swiss tenor Urs Buhler; Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, and French pop singer Sebastien Izambard.)

    • Sep 30th, 2009

      Thanks for the link, great interpretation !

  4. Sep 11th, 2009

    I never heard of this movie before, but I'm going to definitely see if I can rent it! It looks breath taking. I'm going to be starting a christian blog and I was looking for a WordPress theme. Guess which theme I'm going to be using? Amazing Grace! :)

    Thanks,

    Michelle

  5. jemelver
    Aug 10th, 2009

    God bless you for unwrapping your God given talent, you help people realized how Our almighty God Loved US....., and may the Lost found the right way........GOD BLESS US ALL......THANKS VLADIMIR.........

  6. china stars
    Jun 14th, 2009

    thats really amazing..a song that when you listen and understand each words fills the heart with love and joy!!!!!!!!!!!!lets give thanks and praise to the Almighty God who gaved us life..nothing is impossible unto him..we'll just give our trust to him,and pray from our hearts and with all of our life,pray with a pure HEART....lets continue to worship and lift his name on high for he is the KING of KINGS and LORD of LORDS...

    "BEHOLD, I AM COMING SOON! MY REWARD IS WITH ME,AND I WILL GIVE TO EVERYONE ACCORDING TO WHAT HE HAS DONE...I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE FIRST AND LAST,THE BEGGINING AND THE END.....
    "BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WASH THIER ROBES THAT THEY MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE AND MAY GO THROUGH THE GATES INTO THE CITY"
    rev.22:12-15

  7. marietta
    Jun 6th, 2009

    fantastic found your site quite a few years later and alongside the other comments the song and words are the most powerful to anyones heart, it certainly is to mine the hour I again believed.

    god bless

  8. Apr 22nd, 2009

    Hi there.... VERY new indeed to both Web creation and WP ... got a rough site up for our Church Music Group but am struggling to get a decent theme installed. Being blunt, I can't - for the life of me - see how to do it. The domain is hosted by UGC Creative (my son's business) but I would really like to find out hot to install (your??) theme and be abel to change layoput etc.. Any help advice very much appreciated. I run Linux on my laptop BTW (Linux Mint - variation of Ubunutu) but I do have access to a Windows machine here at home. Sorry if this is a pain but I have got so far now with the site but am now stuck... Thanks and best regards... BTW I assume you personally agree with the writer of the song your theme is named after?? There is a variant on this song Amazing Grace (Chains) in 4/4 time that we use a lot now..... Peter

  9. Mar 3rd, 2009

    Vlad,

    Love the song, and have the movie on DVD, and my heartstrings echo the writers, "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see"

    Thanks be to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who knew no sin, became sin for us, that we may gain his righteousness before our Father in Heaven.

    - Steve
    Heb. 10:25

  10. Feb 10th, 2009

    Vladimir....glad I found your site, love your template and I have an even deeper of your appreciation for Amazing Grace. Although the name of a beautiful song.....two words that have meaning that can only be discerned by God's Grace!

    I'm so thankful I stopped by since I didn't hear of the Movie Amazing Grace.....must be living in cave :), actually been quite ill, but look forward to getting the movie, it really is an awesome story.

    May God Bless you my friend, you and your family!

    Scott

  11. Anonymous
    Oct 30th, 2008

    The Amazing Grace song on this page has been removed from Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdyjEaTliyE

  12. Oct 28th, 2008

    You are welcome!

  13. Mashun Raikhan
    Oct 26th, 2008

    Thank You soo much Sir Vlamdimir...I wanted the lyrics, chords and tune so that I could play this in church and Sunday School...thanks again:)

  14. Jul 16th, 2008

    As a minister of the Gospel all I can say is thank you for the theme production and the unbiased report on one of the greatest most powerful songs every written or played.

    John Newton and myself included have both seen the other side and found that which can only be described as "Amazing Grace" that still changes lives.

    Hope to learn more from your blog and posts.

  15. Jul 7th, 2008

    Vladimir thank you for a great theme. I am honored to use it on my web site.
    If you could email this URL to "gilmore" who lost their mother, maybe it would help ease the loss.

    http://idahostevens.com/idscom/?page_id=20

    Grace and mercy are my favorite words.

  16. gilmore
    Jun 5th, 2008

    Mother just passed. Needless to say I listen to this song when I need the help. RIP Mother see ya soon. Oh yea... were Irish so we like the bag pipe version. Would love to hear a nice violin do this tune.

    • Jon B Pennington
      Sep 10th, 2011

      Hi Gilmore,
      Clint Black does a version with violin, though it's in country western style, so I'd call it a fiddle. This isn't the subdued version were used to, but a more joyous celebration. It's my personal favorite.

  17. Levi Quade
    May 14th, 2008

    THIS SONG IS SO GREAT! I LOVE IT! I CAN PLAY IT ON GUITAR AND IT SOUNDS SO BEAUTIFUL! IT IS SO INSPIERING TO ALL PEOPLE AND I HIGHLY RECOMEND IT FOR EVERYONE! I WAS LOST BUT NOW I'M FOUND!

  18. zhynee
    Mar 16th, 2008

    I love this song..it really is amazing to received the grace from God..His grace is what makes us live and love...I wish that movie amazing grace will be shown here in the Philippines.....God bless to everyone..here

  19. Mar 2nd, 2008

    I've just finished watching the movie.

    Beautiful, emotional, touching. If you have not, do yourself a favor and watch it.

  20. can you fix me?
    Feb 19th, 2008

    i love this sound, really.

    It is amazing.

    I was blind, but now- I see;)

  21. Feb 3rd, 2008

    Don't mention it Eve, I like the song as anyone :)

    It's amazing how much variations of the song exist and ever single one sounds great.

  22. Eve Rosciam
    Feb 1st, 2008

    Dear Vladimir,

    Thank you so much for going to the trouble to get this video. I was going to order the soundtrack but found out from others that it's not on the soundtrack. Probably some legality with the Scottish Bagpipe Orchestra. Anyway, thanks to you I can play and replay this beautiful video from the wonderful movie. Thank you again.
    Eve

  23. Jonah
    Jan 20th, 2008

    Here is a version of Amazing Grace that will make chills all over your body http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT88jBAoVIM

  24. Jan 20th, 2008

    The lyrics of the song are as amazing as the song itself. I'd like to hear a gospel version of it, do you have any link for an online version?

    God's bless to Kentucky USA! :)

    • Jon B Pennington
      Sep 10th, 2011

      Here's a link to one done as written by Clint Black, featuring him and a whole choir of country stars. His is my favorite version. Hope you enjoy.

  25. Jan 18th, 2008

    This is one of my all-time favorite gospel songs, too. I'm from Kentucky USA, a Christian and this song sums up my life as well. Even though I accepted Jesus as my Savior as a child, I only came to know Him fully as a young adult and Amazing Grace is what He offers to the world.
    I haven't seen the movie yet, but am waiting for the dvd to arrive. :) I LOVE the bagpipes video and am going to put it on my blog ASAP.
    Oh, and this theme is really cool as well! Great job!
    Blessings,
    geannie

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