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La gracia sublime

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1 Sublime gracia del Señor
que un infeliz salvó;
Fui ciego mas hoy miro yo,
perdido y el me halló.

2 Su gracia me enseño a temer;
mis dudas ahuyentó;
¡Oh cuán precioso fue a mi ser
cuando él me transformó!

3 En los peligros o aflicción
que yo he tenido aquí,
Su gracia siempre me libró
y me guiará feliz.

4 Y cuando en Sión por siglos mil
brillando esté cual sol,
Yo cantaré por siempre allí
su amor que me salvó.

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #300

Translator: Cristóbal E. Morales

(no biographical information available about Cristóbal E. Morales.) Go to person page >

Author (v. 1-4): 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: La gracia sublime del Señor
Title: La gracia sublime
English Title: Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
Author (v. 1-4): John Newton
Translator: Cristóbal E. Morales
Source: V. 5: A Collection of Sacred Ballads, 1790
Language: Spanish
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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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Cáliz de Bendiciones #203

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

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Celebremos Su Gloria #300

El Himnario #121

El Himnario Presbiteriano #121

Mil Voces para Celebrar #203

Praise y Adoración #53b

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