If to Jesus for relief

If to Jesus for relief

Author: John Newton
Tune: CONTRITION (Oakley)
Published in 13 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: 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 #1478

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

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The Baptist Hymn Book #534

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #DXCVII

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

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The Lord's Songs #XXI

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Winnowed Hymns #83

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