O Jesu Name, lieblich klingst

O Jesu Name, lieblich klingst

Author: John Newton
Tune: BELMONT (Gardiner)
Published in 6 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 Name, lieblich klingst
English Title: How Sweet the Name
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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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #97

Evangeliums-Lieder, Gospel Hymns mit deutschen Kernliedern #d156

Evangeliums-Saenger #d178

Glockenklänge #d147

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Glockenklänge #130

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Jugendharfe #33

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