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Amazing Grace 奇异恩典

18 Nov
amazing grace 奇异恩典
歌手:茱迪 科林斯 Judy Collins
专辑:Wind Beneath My Wings

        

奇异恩典何等甘甜
我罪已得赦免
前我失散今被寻回
瞎眼今得看见
如此恩典使我敬畏
使我心得安慰
初信之时即蒙恩会
真是何等宝贵
当我感到痛苦悲伤时
你却不走留在我的身边
当我正要掉进深渊
你却把我救出
你带我给新的生命
无论如何只要我肯相信
奇迹一定会在我的眼前出现
瞎眼今得看见
瞎眼今得看见
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace (How sweet the sound)
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ’d!

Thro’ many dangers, toils and snare,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall profess, within the vail,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be for ever mine.

 

John Newton (Albert Finney) wrote the words to one of the most beloved hymns of all time between 1760 and 1770, while working as an evangelical pastor. Son of the commander of a merchant ship, Newton was captain of a slave ship for many years, until he underwent a dramatic religious conversion while steering his vessel through a storm.
 
Repenting and regretting the misery he had inflicted on the thousands of human cargo he had transported across the Middle Passage for many years, he devoted his life to the Church, and wrote the lyrics to many hymns which are still popular today.
 
In 1780 Newton left Olney to become rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, St. Mary Woolchurch, in London. There he drew large congregations and influenced many, among them William Wilberforce. Newton continued to preach until the last year of life, although he was blind by that time. He died in London December 21, 1807.

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Posted by on November 18, 2009 in Music

 

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