Amazing Grace Piano Sheet Music

Amazing Grace piano sheet music is not hard to find, unless you're looking for:

  • something that isn't in the key of G, 
  • something that doesn't have boring chords, or 
  • something that DOES HAVE a BIG sound for playing along with a crowd in a big room!

This Amazing Grace sheet music page has just such a big arrangement, and also a more delicate sounding high arrangement to play as a contrast.  

Offered here in different keys

Both of these piano arrangements are set in the keys of G, F, and D.  (If you want arrangements for beginner piano, go to this page.  If you are a guitar player looking for Amazing Grace guitar tabs, check out this page.)

Do you understand chords?

Arrangement number one requires a familiarity with chord clusters in the right hand, and extended broken chords in the left hand.  

That's where those chord inversion exercises pay off for your students! 

Scroll down the page for the free downloadable links to the different keys and arrangements offered here:

Amazing Grace piano sheet music

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

An easier arrangement

This second arrangement of the Amazing Grace piano sheet music is similar, but lighter-feeling and much easier to play:

Amazing Grace free sheet music

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

The melody is set an octave up from the first arrangement.  

If played one after the other (such as for a prelude or as the offertory) the two arrangements make a nice contrast.  

This version is also considerably easier than the first one.

A short Italian lesson

Notice the word "loco" at the end of this arrangement?  

I like to tell my students that the word "loco" means "LOCATION - back at the location where it is actually written, instead of 8va."

What are the necessary chord choices?

The truth about the Amazing Grace piano chords?  Just like most easy chords songs, you can get by with the I, IV, & V chords.  

(Excuse me while I YAWN... using just 3 chords in this song is so BORINGGGGG... Okay!  I'm back!)  

You will frequently hear the minor VI chord added - lovely - and if you're VERY lucky, the V of the V.  So what do I mean?  

What do I, IV, V, and VI mean in music theory?

Time for a basic piano chords theory lesson for you newbies:

In the key of G (we know this because we have just one sharp, an F#, in the key signature) the chords will end up being (from the bottom of the scale to the top):

I = G,  ii = Am,  iii = Bm,  IV = C,  V = D (or D7, since the V7 chord is used for that special "take-me-back-home-to-the-I-chord" sound), vi = Em, and vii = nothing (it's just the top half of the V7 chord).  

The V chord of the V chord's key comes from outside the key of G.  We shift, momentarily, into the key of D, and sneak its V chord into the music (it is an A or A7 chord), for a fresh sound and the feeling of being solidly "in D."

Chord primer sheets

If you're unfamiliar with basic piano chords, see my free piano chord chart or my pages showing the 12 major and minor keys.

The piano chords chart and the major and minor keys pages show you what the chords look like on the staffs, and what their relationships to other chords are.

The lyrics of the hymn

The lyrics to Amazing Grace have been added to over the years... below is a PDF of the most common Amazing Grace hymn lyrics, handy for passing out.

Amazing Grace lyrics PDF download

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The former slave trader who wrote the words

Written long ago by a man who had once been a slave trader in the African slave trade, John Newton knew himself to be the worst of wretches.  When he turned his life over to Jesus Christ, he became a new man.

On my page with easy arrangements & duet secondo for Amazing Grace, you will find a brief discussion of William Wilberforce, who worked for decades in England to end the slave trade during the time of John Newton.

Go here for very easy piano sheet music to Amazing Grace, and here for other easy music downloads of many other songs.  

And see this page if you're after Amazing Grace guitar tabs.

And if you want an EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL piano arrangement of Amazing Grace, please visit my new site, SingTheBibleStory.com.


The links to the lower arrangements of Amazing Grace:


Amazing Grace sheet music in the key of D


Hymn piano sheet music in the key of F


Piano hymn sheet music in the key of G


The links to the higher and lighter arrangement:


Download high version of Amazing Grace sheet music in D


Download high version of  Amazing Grace free sheet music in F


Download high version of Amazing Grace hymn lyrics and sheet music in G


The link for the lyrics:


Download lyrics to Amazing Grace








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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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