From the recording Amazing Grace (But For the Grace of God)
Posting this piano/vocal for a new song (OK, it’s partially new), Amazing Grace (But For the Grace of God). The lyrics are obviously the traditional words from Amazing Grace, but the melody is a little different. And the chorus is a new addition.
Starting to get a little more comfy with my piano playing, although still not what you’d call “skillful” by any stretch. :) But I’m enjoying being behind the keyboard, more often. It’s definitely a different groove, compared with the guitar.
I confess, it feels a little dangerous, toying around with Amazing Grace…that’s like Holy Ground! But hopefully, this arrangement will be seen as something tasteful and complimentary, and not a distortion of the original piece.
But regardless, primarily, I’m praying this will be something we can worship to, and something that will lead others into worship as well. It definitely does that for me, just simply because of the message of the song (Thank you, Mr. Newton).
Hope you enjoy it and want to share it!
And...if you want to use it in your own worship time, then please feel free…make it a part of your worship at your church. Yell if you need chord charts and such. (This version is played in A, BTW.)
Thanks for listening! FIC…
Amazing Grace/But For the Grace of God(Capo4G/B or A) Verse 1Amazing 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. Verse 2T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear,And Grace, my fears, relieved.How precious did that Grace appear,The hour I first believed. ChorusBut for the Grace of GodMy sin would reign.His Mercy washes over me.But by the Grace of GodMy debt was paid.His Grace has set me free. Verse 3Through many dangers, toils and snares...I have already come.T'was Grace that brought me safe thus far...And Grace will lead me home. Chorus Verse 4When we've been here ten thousand years...Bright shining as the sun.We've no less days to sing God's praise...Than when we've first begun. Chorus (repeat til end) Words, Verses by John Newton/Public Domain; Chorus by Ricky Fitzpatrick. Music by Ricky Fitzpatrick. Copyright 2012 Ricky Fitzpatrick and Pitch A Fitz Music Publishing (BMI)