This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.

Words: John Newton (1715-1807)
Music: American melody from Carrell's and Clayton's Virginia Harmony (1831)
From: Guitar Picker -


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.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

The Lord has promised good to me;
His Word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

Through many dangers toils and snares
I have already come.
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

When we've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun.

Here is a simplified arrangement. Good for beginners.
Submtted by A.Harrell 

        G                  C         G
        Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
        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

This is a contribution from Greg Vaughn, COWPIE Editor that you
might like to try.

I learned some additional chords to throw into "Amazing
Grace" that give it a real down-home southern gospel type sound. It goes
like this:

A             E(3) D       A
Amazing Grace how sweet the sound
          F#m    B7(3) E  A(3) E7
That saved a wretch like  me
A        F#m      D      A
I once was lost but now am found
          C#m E7(3) D   A
Was blind but now I     see

The chords marked with a (3) mean that you just hit them for one beat on 3
of the measure.