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And shall not Jesus hear

And shall not Jesus hear

Author: John Newton
Published in 15 hymnals

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul¬≠tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas √† Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

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First Line: And shall not Jesus hear
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Melodies #142

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Christian Melodies #142

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d51

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Church Psalmody #H548

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Church Psalmody #548

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #548

Melodies of the Church #d52

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Mission Songs #89

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Psalms and Hymns #601

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The American Sabbath School Singing Book #151

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The Harp #528

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a528

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The Lyrica #389

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The Sabbath School Harp #H126

Union Hymns #d19

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