Amazing Grace in 3 New Ways

Three questions:

What other ways would you like to hear Amazing Grace sang/sung?  My wife’s initial reaction to hearing me sing on this video was–“For real?”  What was your initial reaction to hearing me sing?  Do you have a story of grace that you would like to tell us?  Share away!

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45 thoughts on “Amazing Grace in 3 New Ways

  1. One of the reasons I like to come to your blog matt is that you never know what to expect. You didn’t disappoint again. Thanks for the light-hearted approach and getting to see/hear you in action. And yes, the point is true: God’s grace is amazing.

  2. Your singing was not bad…not that bad at all. I’ve never heard a rap version of Amazing Grace. Can you work on that for us?

  3. I like that you follow “What was your initial reaction to hearing me sing?” with “Do you have a story of grace that you would like to tell us?” :>

    You aren’t likely to win American Idol anytime soon, but your singing wasn’t really painful either. 🙂 Actually, if you had some vocal training towards singing from the diaphragm and reducing the nasal, it would probably be much better. If you could sing without the twang you might have quite a rich tone there. Or you could increase the nasal and go bluegrass. Bluegrass is all about the nose. 🙂

    My favorite way of hearing Amazing Grace, or at least the one that most moves me, doesn’t involve singing at all. I was first introduced to it through televised police funerals I think…. Amazing Grace played on the Scottish bagpipes. Bagpipes are such a soulful sound when played right.

      • Ha. Nasal singing (and talking) is normal for where you are. Normal for where I am too, for that matter. The accent’s just a little different between the two areas. 🙂 You have a good deep note there, though. It would be richer with more chest resonance.

        More chest resonance is a phrase that just sounds weird.

  4. Gilligan’s Amazing grace was the best. My initial reaction to anybody singing on the webs is “man you got guts,” and to be able to pull it off like you did… awesome.

  5. Not bad all, my friend. You have a rich baritone in there busting out through your Tennessee twang. Unlike me, you can carry a tune. And that’s not fair! All I can do is blog–and you do that better, too! 😉

    And, oh so true about His grace! Need it, and Him, everyday!

  6. yes, I want to hear the gansta rap version. BTW, loved the Gilligan’s island one. #win

    Dude, you have the ability to make people laugh and cry. The way you closed this vlog: powerful!

      • Oh, I got you on queue my friend. I just have to draft the questions. I never ask the same questions to people I interview. So that requires I stalk your about me, call some people in your congregation, check the FBI files and visit Narnia. You know, so people can really know you. 🙂

        I’ll be in touch!

  7. Hahaha. Your posts kind of remind me of Modern Family (don’t know if you watch it). They always know how to tie humor with a lesson so effectively. Ok random. But, yes I’m so thankful for God’s grace.

    P.s.–you should do a rap version next. 🙂

  8. Dangit Matt. I come over here for the giggles and end up getting all teary.

    Thank you for sharing your heart and your voice. Both are lovely.

  9. Matt, you never cease to amaze me. You first had out a smile on my face with your renditions of “Amazing Grace”. You sounded fine! And then you brought the word and reminded me of how loving our God is. Thanks for this!

    Has anyone ever turned Amazing Grace in to a rap. I bet Lecrae could.

  10. I love to hear Amazing Grace in languages other than English. Hearing it sung in other languages reminds me of the fact that believers from all lands are worshipping the same God as I.

    And for that matter, I love to hear Christmas hymns sung in the language in which they were originally written (“O Come All Ye Faithful” in Latin, “Silent Night” in Austrian, etc.). I get chills when I hear them sung this way.

  11. I haven’t read all the comments, so I don’t know if someone already mentioned this tune or not, but when I was in the youth group, we used to sing “Amazing Grace” to the tune of a Lion King song. You know the one I’m talking about: “In The Jungle the Mighty Jungle the Lion sleeps toniiiiiiiiiiighttt! Aa-weeeeee-eee-eeeee-ee-eeeee-a-bum-buh-wayyyyy!” :]

    • I’ll second Matt’s proposal that Heather needs to provide us with this version. Lion Sleeps Tonight has been one of my favorite songs since childhood (which was sadly a long time before Lion King came out).

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