O Jesu Nam, du klingst so süß

O Jesu Nam, du klingst so süß

Author: John Newton
Published in 7 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 >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesu Nam, du klingst so süß
English Title: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Author: John Newton
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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JOYFUL SOUND (51233)


Timeline

Instances

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Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch, mit einem Anhang englisher Lieder #96

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Frohe Botschaft in Liedern #105

German Sunday School Songs ... for the Beachy Amish of Lancaster County, PA. #d101

German Sunday School Songs ... for the Beachy Amish of Lancaster County, PA. #d108

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Liederkranz für Sonntags-Schulen und Jugend-Vereine #135

Zionslieder fuer alle christlichen Zusammenkuensste. 5 Aussl. #d126

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