As by the light of opening day

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 by the light of opening day
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d20

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d20

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Christian Melodies #255

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Christian Melodies #255

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #246

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Hymnal #246

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d24

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d15

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Selah #271b

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #435

Songs for the New Life #d21

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #246

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The New York Choralist #108

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #295

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #207a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d54

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