Á Náði Rík Og Dýrabar

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1 Á náði rík og dýrabar,
Ið frelsti meg, eitt vrak.
Tá vilstur eg og blindur var,
Gud myrkrið burtur rak.

2 At óttast náðin lćrir meg,
Men fryktin lýggja má.
Hvør søt var náðin, fyrsta eg
Í trúnni Jesus sá.

3 Í snerrum og á vandaveg,
Men tryggur higartil.
Tað náðin var, ið leiddi meg,
Og heim meg leiða vil.

4 Tá prís vit sungið hava har
Í Himli, túsund ár,
Tá skal tað tykjast, sum tað var,
Vit byrjaðu í gjár.

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: Zacharias Zachariaseen

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Text Information

First Line: Á náði rík og dýrabar
Title: Á Náði Rík Og Dýrabar
Original Language: English
Author: John Newton
Translator: Zacharias Zachariaseen
Language: Faroese
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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