As a little child relies

As a little child relies

Author: John Newton
Published in 9 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: As a little child relies
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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Augsburg Songs No. 2 #115

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d16

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Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #155

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Jubilee Spirituals #192

Melodies of Love #d6

Music for the Junior Choir #d6

Sweet Hour of Prayer #d6

The Children Sing #d4

The Primary Song book #d3

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