くすしきみ恵み

Representative Text

1 くすしきみ恵み 
われを救い、
まよいしこの身も 
たちかえりぬ.

2 おそれを信仰に 
変えたまいし
わが主のみ恵み 
とうときかな.

3 思えば過ぎにし 
すべての日々、
苦しみ悩みも 
またみ恵み.

4 わが主のみ誓い 
永遠(とわ)にかたし、
主こそはわが盾、 
つきぬ望み.

5 この身はおとろえ、 
世を去るとき、
よろこびあふるる 
み国に生きん.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14198

Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

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: くすしきみ恵み (Kusushi Kimie mi)
Title: くすしきみ恵み
English Title: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
Author: John Newton (1779)
Translator: Anonymous
Language: Japanese
Copyright: Public Domain

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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