Rejoicing in Christ's Restoring Love

O speak that word again

Author: John Newton
Published in 14 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 tumul¬≠tuous 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 √† 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 speak that word again
Title: Rejoicing in Christ's Restoring Love
Author: John Newton
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #882

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #545

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d527

Family and Social Melodies #d253

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #474

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #474

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Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #86

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d360

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #882

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New Hymn and Tune book #261b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #261b

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The Heart and Voice #199d

The Millennial Chorister #d66

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The Psalmody #785

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