驚人恩典 (Amazing Grace)

驚人恩典!何等甘甜,來救無賴如我!(Jīngrén ēndiǎn! Héděng gāntián, lái jiù wúlài rú wǒ!)

Author: John Newton
Tune: NEW BRITAIN
Published in 1 hymnal

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 >

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First Line: 驚人恩典!何等甘甜,來救無賴如我!(Jīngrén ēndiǎn! Héděng gāntián, lái jiù wúlài rú wǒ!)
Title: 驚人恩典 (Amazing Grace)
English Title: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
Author: John Newton
Language: Chinese

Tune

NEW BRITAIN

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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Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #187

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