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.

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Amazing Grace Lyrics as written by Janis Joplin

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    General CommentThis song was written by a slave trader. He was on a boat during a really bad storm and had a conversion while on the boat. He realized that he needed to change his life around and so he did. "That saved a wretch like me." He once was lost but then was found, was blind but now he sees. Grace taught his heart to fear, but at the same time it also lifted his fears. And how precious did that grace finally appear the hour that he first believed. "We've no less days to sing God's praise than when we first begun."
    JessiLon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIsn't there a whole lot more to this song????
    Girl in Greenon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah there is.I dunno what it is though. Janis Joplin is just amazing.
    WageWaron May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, there's more to the song, but the version by Janis Joplin that I know of only includes this first verse. It then segues into Hi Heel Sneakers.
    Foobon May 25, 2008   Link

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