John Newton

John Newton


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
July 24, 1725

Died
December 21, 1807

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John Newton (1725-1807) was born in London and at age eleven went to sea with his father, a shipmaster on the Mediterranean. Disregarding his mother's prayer that he enter the ministry, he engaged in the lucrative but brutal African slave trade for a number of years. After his conversion he served in the Church of England as pastor of Olney parish and later of the combined church of St. Mary's in London. In addition to the words of "Amazing Grace," Newton was a prolific songwriter whose other well-known hymns include "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken" and "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds."

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Out of the Depths

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Letters of John Newton

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Select Letters of John Newton

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Wise Counsel   John Newton'...

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The Life and Spirituality o...

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Amazing Grace

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Jewels from John Newton: Da...

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“I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am”
John Newton

“Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”
John Newton, Amazing Grace

“I am still in the land of the dying; I shall be in the land of the living soon. (his last words)”
John Newton