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Amazing Grace

North American
Words: John Newton
Original Melody: Unknown?
Arrangement: Steven Hatfield (Canada)
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 Goldenbridge Choir (where I learned it), and I made some slight adjustments from that for The Living Room Choir.
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Lyrics:

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.

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

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

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.

John Newton’s image from JohnNewton.org
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