Sorry guys, due to section 3c of the Proboards rules which I had just discovered, my posting of the Japanese lyrics here is clearly a breach which may put the forum at risk. For the sake of the entire forum, I have deleted the first post. However if you still wish to have a set of the lyrics stored in your computer but don't want to type them yourself, feel free to talk to me :wink:
What does the Japanese part mean in English, does anyone know the translation?
“The only time success occurs before work is in the dictionary." "Embrace the thing that makes you, you. Embrace the thing that makes you unique, work as hard as possible and be nice to people." Josh Groban Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it
I'm assuming that this is the second and third verses of Amazing Grace In that case it is likely to be a translation of two of the four english verses, written by John Newton.. The question is which ones? In any case, I know them all by heart, and if you don't Hayley sings them on Pure.
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I'm found was blind, but now I see.
Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fear relieved. How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come Tis grace that broght me safe thus far And grace will lead me home.
When we've been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun. We've no less days to sing Gods praise, Than when we first begun.
Doing a bit of reasearch, there is another verse that appears in one of the three hymn books that I have available. It fits between the third and fourth verses as quoted above (from memory) and goes
The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures. He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures.
John Newton, who wrote this song, was an interesting character. At one time he was captain of a ship involved in the slave trade, transporting africans to the new world in appalling conditions, to be sold into slavery. However, he became a Christian, serving as an anglican priest, and later supported William Wilberforce in his successful attempts to outlaw slavery in Britain.