Bietet Gottes Wort den Armen Ruhe und Erquickung an?

Author: John Newton; Translator: Ernst Gebhardt
Tune: REFUGE (Holbrook)
Published in 5 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 >

Translator: Ernst Gebhardt

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Text Information

First Line: Bietet Gottes Wort den Armen Ruhe und Erquickung an?
Title: Erquickung
English Title: Rest for Weary Souls (Does the Gospel word proclaim)
Author: John Newton
Translator: Ernst Gebhardt
Language: German
Refrain First Line: Gutes kann ich nicht aufweisen
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Frohe Botschaft und Evangeliums-Lieder #204

Gebet- und Danklieder, Nr. 2, fuer Erweckungs- und Gebetsversammlung #d14

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Gebet- und Danklieder #152

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Gute Botschaft #113

Harfen-Klaenge #d24

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