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Sublime Gracia

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1 Sublime gracia del Señor
Que a mi pecador salvó
Fui ciego mas hoy miro yo
Perdido y el me amó.

2 En los peligros o aflicción
Que yo he tenido aquí
Su gracia siempre me libró
Y me guiará feliz.

3 Su gracia me enseño a temer
Mis dudas ahuyentó
O cuan precioso fue a mi ser
Al dar mi corazón.

4 Y cuando en Sión por siglos mil
Brillando este cual sol
Yo cantaré por siempre allí
Su amor que me salvo.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13854

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 >



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 #13854
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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

¡Cantad al Señor! #88

Cáliz de Bendiciones #203

Cantos del Pueblo de Dios = Songs of the People of God (2nd ed.) #100

Fiesta Jubilosa #64

Libro de Liturgia y Cántico #437

Mil Voces para Celebrar #203


The Cyber Hymnal #13854

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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