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May he, by whose kind care we meet

May he, by whose kind care we meet

Author: John Newton
Tune: FOREST
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: May he, by whose kind care we meet
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #376

Chapel Hymns #d340

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d488

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H565

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d295

The Book of Praise #d466

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The Harp #1135

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a1135

The Harp. 2nd ed. #d26

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