From the recording Amazing Grace
March 28 2020 I was scheduled to perform my concert 'Ragas of Transformation' at the Bandra Base in Mumbai. Then the COVID19 madness struck and all the venues shut and we entered into lockdown shortly there after. I had planned the concert for a long time, so instead of canceling entirely I decided to stream live from our living room.
Some listeners were asking me to play the national anthem. But I thought Amazing Grace would be more appropriate, as the situation we are facing goes beyond any one country and we as all humanity must pray for grace.
released April 11, 2020
Lyrics by John Newton (1779), melody is traditional.
Arranged for Indian slide guitar by Joel 'Veena' Eisenkramer
How sweet the sound
That could save a wretch like me
I once was lost
But now I am found
Was blind, but now I see