Confirm the hope thy word allows

Confirm the hope thy word allows

Author: John Newton
Published in 11 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: Confirm the hope thy word allows
Author: John Newton

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXCIII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXCIII

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Church Psalmody #340

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d40

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Songs of Pilgrimage #32

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d61

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #232

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The Harp #170

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a170

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The Lord's Songs #CCLVIII

Village Hymns #d113

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