Preciosa a Graça de Jesus

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 >

Translator (sts. 2, 3, 4): João Wilson Faustini

b. 1931, Bariri, São Paulo, Brazil. Presbyterian pastor, choir director, organist, singer, composer, translator, arranger and publisher of largest collection of Sacred Music in the Portuguese language. From 1982 to 1996 - Pastor at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) Newark, NJ St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Newark is the oldest Brazilian Presbyterian Church in the USA. Retired on December 31, 1996. After Rev. Faustini was a Minister of Music at Second Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Precioso a graça de Jesus
Title: Preciosa a Graça de Jesus
English Title: Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound
Author: John Newton (1779)
Translator (sts. 2, 3, 4): João Wilson Faustini (1969)
Source: Committee of Hinário para o Culto Cristão, tr. stanza 1
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation , stanza 1, 1990 JUERP. All rights reserved.; Copyright translation , stanzas 2, 3, 4 1969 João W. Faustini. Used by permission.



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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