Chief Shepherd

Chief shepherd of Thy chosen sheep

Author: John Newton
Tune: BROWN (Bradbury)
Published in 19 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: Chief shepherd of Thy chosen sheep
Title: Chief Shepherd
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)
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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #65

Chapel Hymns #d82

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Christian Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #635

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #736

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Church Psalmody #460

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #LXIII

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Hymns of Worship #308

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H562

Supplement to Watts #d58

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d84

The Christian Psalmist #d89

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The Congregational Hymn Book #742

The Service of Praise #d37

Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d44

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