Amazing Grace Guitar Chords – Complete Guitar Lesson

Amazing grace is one of those songs that should be in your repertoire because when the right time comes you would be ready to perform it.

The great thing is, you can play this hymn using just 4 open chords: G major, C major, D major, and E minor.

Note: There are many different versions of this hymn but the one you will see below is the easiest to play on the guitar and I highly recommend you to learn this one.

So, let’s take a look at the four chords we have to deal with.

Amazing Grace Guitar Chords

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As you can see above, the chords for ‘Amazing Grace’ are G major, C major, D major, and E minor. Since all these 4 chords are open chords, it requires minimal finger movements and is very easy to switch between chords.

The Strumming Pattern

The strumming pattern for ‘Amazing Grace’ goes as D-DU-DU. It is in 3/4 time signature and very easy to play. Do refer to the video below mentioned below for a visual representation.

Amazing Grace Guitar Chords with Lyrics

Hymn – Amazing Grace
Written By – John Newton, 1779
Chords – G-C-D-Em
Strumming – D-DU-DU
Key – G


[Verse – 1]
Am[G]azing Grace! How [C]sweet the [G]sound,
That [G]saved a wretch like [D]me!
I [G]once was lost, but [C]now am [G]found;
Was [Em]blind, but [D]now I [G]see.

[Verse – 2]
‘T[G]was grace that taught my [C]heart to [G]fear,
And [G]grace my fears re[D]lieved;
How [G]precious did that [C]grace ap[G]pear
The [Em]hour I [D]first be[G]lieved!

[Verse – 3]
[G]Through many dangers, [C]toils, and [G]snares,
I [G]have already [D]come;
‘Tis [G]grace hath brought me [C]safe thus [G]far,
And [Em]grace will [D]lead me [G]home.

[Verse – 4]
The [G]Lord has promised [C]good to [G]me,
His [G]Word my hope [D]secures;
He [G]will my Shield and [C]Portion [G]be,
As [Em]long as [D]life [G]endures.

[Verse – 5]
Yea, [G]when this flesh and [C]heart shall [G]fail,
And [G]mortal life shall [D]cease,
I [G]shall pos[G]sess, wi[C]thin the [G]veil,
A [Em]life of [D]joy and [G]peace.

[Verse – 6]
The [G]earth shall soon di[C]ssolve like [G]snow,
The [G]sun forbear to [D]shine;
But [G]God, Who called me [C]here be[G]low,
Shall [Em]be fo[D]rever [G]mine.

[Verse – 7]
When [G]we’ve been there ten [C]thousand [G]years,
Bright [G]shining as the [D]sun,
We’ve [G]no less days to [C]sing God’s [G]praise
Than [Em]when we’d [D]first be[G]gun.

[Verse – 1]
A[G]mazing Grace! How [C]sweet the [G]sound,
That [G]saved a wretch like [D]me!
I [G]once was lost, but [C]now am [G]found;
Was [Em]blind, but [D]now I [G]see.