2005.01.12

Patriotic Amazing Grace

Patriotic Amazing Grace

I’m not sure where or when I got this idea in my head. Not too long ago. Anyways, I was singing Amazing Grace in my head (yeah, I know, whatever) and thought, “Wouldn’t it be interesting to swap out ‘Amazing Grace’ with ‘America’?”

America, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.

Sadly I never learned any more of the song. A quick search on Google found several versions. I decided I would try to make a patriotic version of the song using the same outline and format.

America, how sweet the sound,
That harbor of the Free.
I once was lost but now I’ve found,
the Land of Liberty.

T’was Tyranny taught me to fear
and Freedom, my fears relieved.
How precious did those Bills appear
those Rights I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
we have already come.
T’was Strength that brought us safe thus far
and Wisdom will lead us home.

Liberty promised good to me
This word my hope secures.
I will its shield and portion be
as long as life endures.

And when this mortal coil shall end,
my journey finally cease,
I shall pass on to my children,
prosperity and peace.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years
bright shining as the sun.
No end of days, sing Old Glory’s praise
as when Freedom’s Bell first rung.

America, how sweet the sound
That harbor of the Free.
I once was lost but now I’ve found,
the Land of Liberty.

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