Pretty Amazing Grace

Album: Home Before Dark (2008)
Charted: 49

Songfacts®:

  • Diamond told the Sun newspaper May 16, 2008 about this track: "I stand back and look at Pretty Amazing Grace and to me it's a song about the perfection of love. To somebody else, it's gonna mean something else. There was no premeditated idea. What does it all mean? I don't know and I don't care. It's gonna be what it is. I feel much the same about all the songs."
  • This was Diamond's first chart single in the UK since "Morning Has Broken, which peaked at #36 in 1992.

Comments: 4

  • Frances Mitchell Wood from Kingston JamaicaThis song tells me that Neil had an encounter with God that transformed His life. He also praises God for His blessings. I am praying for his healing because it would be an opportunity for him to glorify the Lord. In one of his songs He said God touched a lame man and He's gonna fly. May God make him fly again...Hallelujah
  • Deacon Man from Webster, NyGail, I don't think this is about the love of a woman at all. It is about the amazing grace of our Lord Jesus. Listen very carefully to the words and be blessed by His love!
  • Gail from Las Vegas, NvTHANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, NEIL DIAMOND! The lyrics are beautiful in pointing out how a man can appreciate a good woman, like myself. With 60 years of life experiences, this song speaks directly to my heart and soul. I am so grateful for Pretty Amazing Grace and listen to it as often as I can.

    Gail Bongiovi
  • Teresa from Mechelen, Belgium"Pretty Amazing Grace" a very good comeback of Neil Diamond; I love it.
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