God, Who Blesses New Beginnings

Author (sts. 1, 2): Harry N. Huxhold, b. 1922

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Author (st. 3): John Newton, 1725-1807

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: God, who blesses new beginnings
Title: God, Who Blesses New Beginnings
Author (st. 3): John Newton, 1725-1807 (alt.)
Author (sts. 1, 2): Harry N. Huxhold, b. 1922
Language: English
Copyright: Sts. 1 and 2 © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, Adapted anre reprinted by permision of Augsburg Fortress



One of the most loved Welsh tunes, HYFRYDOL was composed by Rowland Hugh Prichard (b. Graienyn, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales, 1811; d. Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, 1887) in 1830 when he was only nineteen. It was published with about forty of his other tunes in his children's hymnal Cyfaill y Cant…

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Catholic Book of Worship III #626

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