Ó,Jaj! Mi Lesz?

"Ó, jaj! Mi lesz?" A szolga szólt

Author: John Newton; Translator: Anna P. Williams (2010)
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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 >

Translator: Anna P. Williams

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Text Information

First Line: "Ó, jaj! Mi lesz?" A szolga szólt
Title: Ó,Jaj! Mi Lesz?
English Title: Alas! Elisha's servant cried
Author: John Newton
Translator: Anna P. Williams (2010)
Source: Olney Hymns (London, W. Oliver, 1779)
Language: Hungarian
Copyright: Public Domain


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