Incarnate God, the soul that knows

Incarnate God, the soul that knows

Author: John Newton
Published in 2 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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Author: John Newton

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Incarnate God! the soul that knows. J. Newton. [Safety of the Believer.] Published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. i., No. 47, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "The Believer's Safety. Psalm xci." It is in use in its original form, and also as, "O God most high, the soul that knows." This altered form of stanzas i., vi.-viii. was made by W. J. Hall for his Mitre Hymn Book, 1836, No. 83. Sometimes, as in the New Mitre, 1875, a doxology is added.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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