Å Nå Underfull Og Stor

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1 Å nåde underfull og stor,
Som fann meg i mi synd!
So arm eg var, men ved Guds ord,
Eg ser som før var blind.

2 Guds nåde tok den angsten bort
Som synda hadde skapt.
Kor det var sælt, kor det var stort
For meg som var fortapt!

3 Eg gløymer ei den første gong,
Då eg fekk venda om.
Då braut han fram, den nye song,
Då eg til trua kom.

4 Igjennom farer gjekk min veg.
Gud fridde meg frå deim.
Det nåden var som berga meg,
Og vil meg bera heim.

5 Om tusen år der frå oss renn,
I lovsong sæl og still,
Me like mange år har enn
Som då vår song tok til!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15095

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Translator: Trygve Bjerkrheim

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Text Information

First Line: Å nåde underfull og stor
Title: Å Nå Underfull Og Stor
English Title: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
Author: John Newton
Translator: Trygve Bjerkrheim
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain



NEW BRITAIN (also known as AMAZING GRACE) was originally a folk tune, probably sung slowly with grace notes and melodic embellishments. Typical of the Appalachian tunes from the southern United States, NEW BRITAIN is pentatonic with melodic figures that outline triads. It was first published as a hy…

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