If to Jesus for relief

If to Jesus for relief

Author: John Newton
Tune: CONTRITION (Oakley)
Published in 13 hymnals

Author: John Newton

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: If to Jesus for relief
Author: John Newton

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d282

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Chapel Melodies #24

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #200

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1478

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d108

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #DXCVII

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #478

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