From Egypt lately freed

From Egypt lately freed

Author: John Newton
Published in 24 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: From Egypt lately freed
Author: John Newton

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #384

A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #d39

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d49

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #670

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d70

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.LXXXIII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.LXXXIII

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d101

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Baptist Hymn Book #a376

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New Select Hymns #82

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Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #79

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Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #79

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The Baptist Hymn Book #755

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The Baptist Hymn Book #376

The Choice #H461

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The Choice #H461

The Christian Psalmist #d179

The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d55

The Southern Psalmist #d220

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d228

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