Genade Onberskryflik Groot Het

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1 ’Genade onbeskryflik groot
het U aan my bewys
verlore seun ’n wegloopkind
weer in die vaderhuis !

2 Ek is die naam van kind nie werd
wou self my sake reël.
My lewe, kanse, tyd en geld
is nutteloos verspeel.

3 Maar U sien ver, oneindig ver.
U sien my honger, dors.
Want toe ek kom, my skuld bely,
druk U my aan die bors.

4 Genade onbeskryflik groot:
daar’s fees, ek is weer tuis!
U Seun bring my—verlore mens
weer na die vaderhuis.

5 En jy, ou maat, daar eenkant weg?
Lyk of jy honger ly.
Kom na die Vader; kom maak reg.
Genade maak weer vry.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8230

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: ’Genade onbeskryflik groot
Title: Genade Onberskryflik Groot Het
English Title: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
Author: John Newton
Source: Vertaler onbekend
Language: Afrikaans
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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