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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

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 >

Text Information

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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The Cyber Hymnal #8230
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