Amazing Grace
North American
Original: John Newton
Arrangement: Steven Hatfield (Canada)
Arrangement by Steven Hatfield
Notes: Ysaye Maria Barnwell arranged a 3 part vocal version inspired by Steven Hatfield’s arrangement for voice and oboe. Maggie Wheeler arranged Ysaye’s adaptation for her choir, and I made some slight adjustments from that for the Living Room Choir.

Amazing Grace

North American – John Newton

That 3 part version was taught to me by Ysaye Barnwell – as it turns out it is inspired by an arrangement by Canadian composer Seven Hatfield – once I discovered the original I arranged to for the choir. – Maggie

(Maggie’s adaptation of an arrangement for voice and oboe by Canadian arranger, composer, choir director Steven Hatfield)

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” is an American negro spiritual. The earliest known recording was in 1909, by the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University.


Amazing Grace,

How sweet the sound

That saved a soul like me

I once was lost

But now am found

Was blind but now I see


Swing low, sweet chariot

Comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet chariot,

Comin’ for to carry me home