Song: Amazing Grace


"The movie 'Amazing Grace' made me curious about the life of John Newton. So I read his autobiography. The end of the book had the lyrics to the hymn 'Amazing Grace' and I just picked up my guitar and sang this tune with it. I don't have anything against the traditional melody to the song, this version just came in an inspired moment."

- Tara Ward


Amazing Grace

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.

And though 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.



John Newton


Tara Ward

Lead Vocal

Tara Ward

Acoustic Guitar

Ken Lysen

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