Hear what the Lord the great Amen

Hear what the Lord the great Amen

Author: John Newton
Published in 8 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: Hear what the Lord the great Amen
Author: John Newton

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Hymns for Christian Melody #980

Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d39

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa159

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Select Hymns #159

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d111

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D159

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