Learn Amazing Grace on piano with this tutorial! Please enjoy!
Arranged by Andrew Wrangell
Edited by Samuel Dickenson
Amazing Grace is a well known Christian hymn written by John Newton in 1779. The lyrics come from Newton’s personal experience when he became involved in the Atlantic slave trade. When his vessel was violently knocked about in a storm, he called out for God. This marked Newton’s spiritual conversion and he ended his seafaring life and changed to studying Christian theology. The melody we know was taken from “New Britain” and William Walker joined the two together.
This piano arrangement would be a wonderful concert version of the work, with unique key changes and ideas spread throughout that are playable by intermediate level pianists. This is a wonderful piece of sheet music to have, so if you love the tune, we encourage you to check it out!
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved 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 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.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yea, 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 called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
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’d first begun.