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Now, Lord, inspire the preacher's heart

Now, Lord, inspire the preacher's heart

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: Now, Lord, inspire the preacher's heart
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d320

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d207

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #103

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #375

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d302

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d404

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The Baptist Hymn Book #912

The Choice #H273

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The Choice #H273

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d181

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #233

The Good Old Songs #d393

The Good Old Songs #d393

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