Now while the gospel net is cast

Now while the gospel net is cast

Author: John Newton
Published in 28 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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First Line: Now while the gospel net is cast
Author: John Newton

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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

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d148

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d411

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #474

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d203

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1084

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