Psalm of Hope

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My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? (Goebel-Kamala)

Adapter (verses): Felix Goebel-Komala; Author (refrain): John Newton
Published in 3 hymnals

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Adapter (verses): Felix Goebel-Komala

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Author (refrain): 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 tumul­tuous 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 à 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 >

Text Information

First Line: My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? (Goebel-Kamala)
Title: Psalm of Hope
Adapter (verses): Felix Goebel-Komala
Author (refrain): John Newton
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Amzaing grace! how sweet the sound
Copyright: Verses © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Gather (3rd ed.) #684

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #589

RitualSong #730

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