Sungguh Besar Angu'rah Mu

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1 Sungguh besar anug’rahMu, memb’ri aku s’lamat
Hilanglah jiwaku dulu di jalan yang sesat.

2 Lewat bahaya dan jerat jiwaku t’lah datang
Oleh anug’rahku s’lamat, dan jiwaku senang.

3 Berjanjilah Tuhan yang baik, kekallah sabdaMu
Bagiku Tuhan p’risai sepanjang umurku.

4 Ya Tuhan bila hambaMu ajalnya t’lah dekat
Anug’rahMu itu memb’ri sentosa dan suka.

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: Sungguh besar anug’rahMu, memb’ri aku s’lamat
Title: Sungguh Besar Angu'rah Mu
English Title: Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
Author: John Newton
Source: Translator unknown
Language: Indonesian
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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