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Elvis Presley – Amazing Grace

 

About The Song

“Amazing Grace” is a Christian hymn published in 1779 with lyrics written by English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton. It’s one of the most popular and well-known songs in the world.

Elvis’ version reached #15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and #82 on the Hot 100. It was released in 1971 on his gospel album He Touched Me.

Elvis sings the song with sincerity and emotion, backed by piano and the Imperials Quartet providing vocal harmonies. His rendition showcases his ability to interpret gospel/inspirational songs powerfully.

Music critics praised Elvis’ take on “Amazing Grace,” with Rolling Stone calling it “the album’s tour de force.” It displayed his roots in gospel as well as country music.

He Touched Me was a hugely successful gospel album for Elvis, earning him his second Grammy Award (Best Inspirational Performance). It further demonstrated his versatility as an artist.

“Amazing Grace” remained a staple of Elvis’ live shows in the 1970s.

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Amazing grace, oh 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

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When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Then when, when we’ve first begun

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home

Amazing grace, oh how sweet the sound
To save a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see
Was blind, but now I see

If I have wounded any soul today
If I have caused one’s foot to go astray
If I have walked in my own willful way
Dear Lord, forgive

Forgive the sins I have confessed to Thee
Forgive my secret sins I do not see
Oh guide, watch over me and my keeper be
Dear Lord, Amen

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