At length the wished for spring has come

At length the wished for spring has come

Author: John Newton
Published in 18 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: At length the wished for spring has come
Author: John Newton

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #652

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d39

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #880

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #727

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Evangelical Hymns #387

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1211

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #377

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d26

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The Baptist Psalmody #1095

The Choral #d15

The Church Hymn Book #d62

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The Psalmist #1039

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The Psalmist #1039

Village Hymns #d43

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #521

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #521

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #521

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