Now while the gospel net is cast

Now while the gospel net is cast

Author: John Newton
Published in 30 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 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 >

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First Line: Now while the gospel net is cast
Author: John Newton

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #251

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #281

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXLV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXLV

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #366

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Baptist Hymn Book #a474

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d362

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #102

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d307

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #475

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #208

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d148

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d411

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The Baptist Hymn Book #474

The Choice #H270

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The Choice #H270

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The Christian Harmonist #29

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CDXXVI

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d203

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1084

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