Courage, my soul, behold the prize

Courage, my soul, behold the prize

Author: John Newton
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: Courage, my soul, behold the prize
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXCI

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXCI

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Church Psalmody #542

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #306

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Hymns of the Church Militant #240

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d46

Select Hymns #d96

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Select Hymns #537

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d47

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The Baptist Hymn Book #769

The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d37

The Wesleyan Harp, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes Suitable for Social Worship. 1st ed. #d24

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The Zion Songster #181

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The Zion Songster #181

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Zion's Songster #154

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