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 tumultuous 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 à 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 >
MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…
Display Title: He Died for MeFirst Line: I saw One hanging on a treeTune Title: [I saw One hanging on a tree]Author: John NewtonScripture: 1 Peter 2:24Date: 1980Subject: Christ | Sacrifice; Christ | Savior; Cross | of Christ; Devotional |Source: "Praiseworthy"
Display Title: He Died for MeFirst Line: I saw One hanging on a treeTune Title: HE DIED FOR MEAuthor: John Newton, 1725-1807Meter: 18.104.22.168.(C.M.) with RefrainDate: 2011Subject: Easter | ; Jesus | Blood and the Cross