The President Sang Amazing Grace Lyrics

I see people coming here searching for the lyrics, so here they are!

The President Sang Amazing Grace

A young man came to a house of prayer
They did not ask what brought him there
He was not friend, he was not kin
but they opened the door and let him in

And for an hour the stranger stayed
He sat with them and seemed to pray
But then the young man drew a gun
and killed nine people, old and young

In Charleston in the month of June
the mourners gathered in a room
The President came to speak some words
and the cameras rolled and the nation heard

But no words could say what must be said
for all the living and the dead
so on that day and in that place
the President sang Amazing Grace
The President sang Amazing Grace

We argued where to lay the blame
On one man’s hate or our nation’s shame
Some sickness of the mind or soul
and how the wounds might be made whole

But no words could say what must be said
for all the living and the dead
So on that day and in that place
the President sang Amazing Grace
My President sang Amazing Grace

 

You can hear Zoe performing it live (a capella):

Here’s the studio version from Small Brown Birds (if you’re in the US):

For the Baez version we have the studio cut:

And a live version accompanied by guitar:

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