Amazing Grace – Wiregrass version
a cappella SATB – traditional tune (NEW BRITAIN), words by John Newton – arr. Peter Amidon
In Amidons’ book/CD “Fifty-five Anthems for the Small Church Choir”. Peter Amidon’s version of this classic hymn was inspired by the Wiregrass Singers of Florida. Sung by the Amidon Family (Mary Alice & Peter and their sons Sam & Stefan) with the three Armstrong/Park women (Jennifer Armstrong and her daughters Suzannah Park and Georgia Rose Park), Mary Alice Amidon soloist (from the Amidons’ Hymns & Ballads CD)
John Newton 1789
Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me ,
I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.
Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.
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 first begun.