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Chords and Lyrics for Amazing Grace

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Music by Traditional (Arranged by Edwin Othello Excell)
Words by John Newton (Verses 1-6), Verse 7 from A Collection of Sacred Ballads

Verse 1

G              D7  Em    C   G 
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound,

                    D7   G 
That saved a wretch like me!

                     C      G 
I once was lost, but now am found,

    Em     G       D7 G 
Was blind, but now I  see.   

Verse 2

G                       D7 Em    C  G 
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

                   D7 G 
And grace my fears relieved;

                      C       G 
How precious did that grace appear,

    Em   G       D7 G 
The hour I first believed! 

Verse 3

G                D7   Em     C   G 
Through many dangers, toils, and snares,

             D7 G 
I have already  come; 

                          C         G 
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,

    Em    G         D7 G 
And grace will lead me home.

Verse 4

G                D7   Em   C  G  
The Lord has promised good to me;

                 D7 G 
His word my hope secures;

                      C       G 
He will my shield and portion be,

   Em   G       D7 G 
As long as life endures

Verse 5

G                    D7  Em    C     G 
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

                D7    G 
And mortal life shall cease,

                     C      G 
I shall possess, within the veil,

  Em   G      D7  G 
A life of joy and peace.

Verse 6

G                    D7 Em    C    G 
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, 

                D7 G 
The sun forbear to shine; 

                       C      G 
But God, who called me here below, 

     Em G    D7 G 
Will be forever mine.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo C Major D7 E Minor G Major
Guitar C Major D7 E Minor G Major
Mandolin C Major D7 E Minor G Major
Piano C Major D7 E Minor G Major
Ukulele C Major D7 E Minor G Major