AMAZING GRACE REVISITED
HARD TIMES intro by Stephen Foster
[ country blues ]

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           'Tis the song, the sigh of the weary
           Hard times, hard times, come again no more
           Many days you have lingered around my cabin door
           Oh, hard times come again no more
           Oh, hard times come again no more. . .

     Amaziní grace how sweet the sound
     That saves a wretch just like me
     I was alone in the dark where no one ever wants to be
     Born blind, but you set me free

     You know that I went rambliní aní I went gambliní, went roaminí from town
          to town
     Ended up worse than I thought I'd ever be
     Then you reached down an' pulled me from that hole aní you gave me a
          better goal
     Born blind, oh, but you help me see

     You set me free from the rules aní the Babylon brook of fools
     And the wicked preacher right there on tv
     Cut through bull residue, help me see whatís really true
     Born blind, but you help me see

     You help me to understand, itís all in the master plan
     To shun the self-righteous and choose sinners, sinnerís to be your friends

     O Freedom, O freedom, freedom for me
     Freedom now on through eternity
     ĎCross the wide open road, you will be there to ease my load
     Born blind, oh Lord, but you jus' help me see

     Amaziní grace, oh, how sweet the sound
     That saves a wretch just like me
     And no matter how far astray I go
     Love will find me, yes I know
     Born blind, oh, but you help me see
     Born blind, sweet Jesus, but you set me free, yeah *



* Based on "Amazing Grace" by John Newton (1779 public domain) originally entitled "Faith's Review and Expectation").  Introduction from chorus of Hard Times Come Again No More by Stephen Foster (1854 public domain).



           


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