Amazing Grace

I wrote this duet as a gift for my hubby (to sing with me), but it is suitable for any number of voice combinations. This arrangement isn't set in a style I usually write, but I was inspired by another beautiful piece to try my hand at something different.
It was so fun writing in this style!

I was excited to find all the lyrics to the original "Amazing Grace." They are beautiful. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we do.

Voicing: Duet or Two-part choir
Accompaniment: Piano
Topics: Atonement, Exaltation, Forgiveness, Funeral, Grace, Hope, Repentance, Trials

Text: John Newton (originally titled "Faith's Review and Expectation") Based on 1 Chronicles 17:16-17
Music: Traditional
Arranged: Rachel P. Mohlman

PDF                            video courtesy of The Smith Ensemble


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 has 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.

Yes, 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.

Amazing grace!

Amazing, amazing grace!