A glance from heaven with sweet effect

A glance from heaven with sweet effect

Author: John Newton
Published in 9 hymnals

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 >

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Author: John Newton

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A glance from heaven, with sweet effect. J. Newton. [Lightning.] This hymn, dealing with the moral and spiritual thoughts suggested by "Lightning in the night," appeared in the Gospel Magazine, April, 1775, in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. ii., No. 84, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and later editions. It is No. 301 of Martineaus Hymns, &c, 1840-1851, and 429 in J. H. Thorn's Hymns, 1858.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #406Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #74Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #11Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d1
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #526Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #526Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d1
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d1
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #736Page Scan



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