O Jesu Name, lieblich klingst

O Jesu Name, lieblich klingst

Author: John Newton
Tune: BELMONT (Gardiner)
Published in 5 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 >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesu Name, lieblich klingst
English Title: How Sweet the Name
Author: John Newton
Language: German

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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Instances

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

Evangeliums-Lieder, Gospel Hymns mit deutschen Kernliedern #d156

Evangeliums-Saenger #d178

Glockenklaenge: eine Liedersammlung fuer Sonntagschulen und Jugendvereine #d147

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Jugendharfe: Liederbuch für Christliche Vereine, Kirchenchöre, und Sonntagsschulen #33

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