"Amazing Grace" was first printed in 1779. It was written by the Englishman John Newton. In 1835, the tune to the song "New Britain" was published together with the lyrics to the song for the first time.

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You can listen to many versions of Amazing Grace on the Library of Congress site in chronological order of when they were recorded, starting back in 1922 and going through to 2001. It includes recordings by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Lemonheads, Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins and many others.

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Sung by Miriam Esther Goldman for Librivox. (Edited down by Mama Lisa.)

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2nd recording by BookAngel17.

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