Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace easy guitar tabs will help your non-music reader play one of the most beautiful and uplifting songs in the western world.

Lead sheets for treble, bass, & viola clefs will help bring this popular hymn to other instrumentalists and vocalists.  

Scroll down the page for the links to the free downloadable PDFs:

Amazing Grace hymn with easy guitar tabs for beginner guitar

Here is my favorite recorded versionJudy Collins singing Amazing Grace a capella (without accompaniment): 

Every guitarist should learn to play this beautiful hymn. I have it here in two keys friendly to the beginning guitar player who doesn't use a capo.

The timing of the notation may look kind of funny; that's because I always double the note values for my beginners in order to avoid eighth notes.

There's enough going on with learning guitar that I don't want timing to be an issue -- although this is a well-known tune, a lot of kids have not heard it.

The key of G:

Amazing Grace with guitar tablature for beginning guitar players

The man who penned the Amazing Grace hymn lyrics, John Newton, had been an Atlantic Sea slave trader, and knew that he was indeed the worst of wretches!

A fairly recent book and movie, "Amazing Grace"tells the almost unknown story of how one Englishman, William Wilberforce, worked in Parliament diligently over many years to abolish the slave trade.

Eventually he forced Parliament and the whole British nation to really SEE the horrors of the slave trade.

Until Wilberforce, slavery had been common at all times, in all places, and in all cultures.

Not until the end of his life - after many years - was he successful in persuading Parliament to outlaw --not slavery-- but the slave TRADE, which marked the beginning of the end for legal slavery in England, and ultimately all nations with a Christian heritage.

Christian heritage? Yes -- for the sacred texts of the Christian faith claim that there is inherent equality of all souls before God... as Job said (Job 31:15):

"Did not He who made me in the womb make him?" ...and as Paul the apostle told the Galatians (Galatians 3:27-28),

"For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

Here are eight (8!) free lead sheets for treble instruments and voices, with the guitar chords key for each one:

Amazing Grace lead sheets for treble clef with guitar chords key

Here are lead sheets for bass voices and instruments:

Bass clef Amazing Grace

And here are viola clef arrangements:

Viola sheets for Amazing Grace

Here are the most common lyrics for Amazing Grace:

Amazing Grace lyrics printable downloadable PDF

(If you are looking for very easy piano arrangements, go here.  For Amazing Grace piano sheet music that will challenge your intermediate piano students, check out this page.)

Here are the guitar tabs links in the key of C and key of G:

Download free printable tablature for Amazing Grace in C

Free printable guitar music in the key of G 

The links to the lead sheets for treble staff instruments:

Download Amazing Grace in the key of A with guitar chords

Download hymn in the key of Bb

Download key of C chord guitar

Download high version, D guitar chords & melody

Download hymn in key of D, low

Download key of Eb

Download Amazing Grace in F

Download hymn in G

The PDF links for the lead sheets for bass voices and instruments:

Download hymn for bass voice and instruments in the key of C

Download bass clef arrangement in the key of D

Download bass clef in the key of G

The viola links:

Download Viola clef sheet music in C

Download Viola sheet music in D

Download Viola clef sheet music in G

And a downloadable PDF of the lyrics most commonly sung:

Download Amazing Grace hymn lyrics page

Though it is one of the most popular funeral songs, the meaning of the words "how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me," can touch all hearts in times of despair or in times of gratefulness.

With a message of God's grace freely extended to all, perhaps it is the most comforting of funeral hymns, as well as for a general worship service.

Remember, if you are looking for very easy piano arrangements, go here.  For Amazing Grace piano sheet music that will challenge your intermediate piano students, check out this page.

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