In themselves, as weak as worms

In themselves, as weak as worms

Author: John Newton
Published in 18 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: In themselves, as weak as worms
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #461

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Family Hymns #d122

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Hymns of the Church Militant #149

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #278

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa135

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Select Hymns #135

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The Baptist Hymn Book #887

The Family Choir #d21

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D135

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