Judy Collins donne ici une version très épurée d’un des plus fameux hymnes religieux du folklore anglo-saxon ; un chant anglais qui remonte au moins au 18e siècle. Et, comme le dit la chanson elle-même, que le son est doux !

AMAZING GRACE

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

Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come
‘Twas grace hath brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’d know less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun

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