Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace

Versurile uneia dintre cele mai frumoase rugaciuni din lumea anglo-saxona, Amazing Grace, au fost scrise la sfarsitul anilor 1700 de englezul John Newton, care a trait la randul sau parabola fiului risipitor. Cantata si astazi in bisericile de peste ocean, Amazing Grace a fost inregistrata de cateva dintre cele mai mari voci, de la Aretha Franklin, la Mahalia Jackson, la Elvis Presley.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ’d!

Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.

July 6th, 2008
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